The Book of Mormon, the new Broadway comedy musical by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, has been tipped for a West End transfer next year. The show, which centres on two young Mormon missionaries and satirises everything from religion to The Lion King, opened to warm reviews in New York last month. Writing in the Daily Mail, Baz Bamigboye says that producers would like to open it in the West End next spring, though “the actual opening date will depend on the availability of Parker and Stone, who are working on the 15th season of South Park." He continues, "they will need to be on hand to help shape and tweak the West End show."
Bamigboye also tips Stephen Adly Guirgis' "high-octane" new play The Motherf**ker With The Hat, which opened recently at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre starring comedian Chris Rock, to make a transatlantic transfer.