The controversial new musical from the makers of South Park – The Book of Mormon – has set a record on both sides of the Atlantic for taking the most ticket sales in one day.
Indeed, the Broadway hit which moved to the West End this year had its official opening night at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre last Thursday (March 21st) and the day after it took a total of £2,107,972 in ticket sales after an additional 150,000 were made available.
The award-winning show was only set to run until September of this year but because of the remarkable feedback, the production will now be taking bookings until at least January 2014, so people staying in luxury suites in London between now and then have got a chance to catch this in person.
Prince of Wales Theatre owner Cameron Mackintosh commented: “After a phenomenal opening night I am delighted to see a phenomenal record-breaking post opening box office of over £2 million. The Mormons have truly delivered a heavenly hit.”
The comedy, which managed to win nine Tony Awards on its debut, is a religious satire about a pair of young Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda to attempt to connect with the locals.
President of the Society of London Theatre Mark Rubenstein congratulated the show its record-breaking sales in both the UK and US.
He added: “It is fantastic to have such a brilliant show reaching out to new audiences for the West End.”
Tickets for one of the performances are available from as little as £48, with the most expensive seating set to cost £120.
The Prince of Wales Theatre is situated just around the corner from the Piccadilly Circus Tube stop, so getting around the city shouldn’t be too much of a problem for visitors to the city.