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If you're lucky enough to somehow have a ticket for this, the most cryingly good night out to have come along for years, and are by any chance looking forward to a smug few British-liberal hours sneering at the mad imbecilities of self-righteous Americans and organised religion, I have to tell you that you'll be disappointed. The Book of Mormon is far, far cleverer, far kinder, far more nuanced than that, and one of its many surprises is that it sent an enraptured, ecstatic audience home with an odd sense of having come, somehow, to really like Mormons.

The first surprise is how punchingly good the music is. The opening number, Hello!, which introduces us to our new friends the Mormons, singing rondo as they pop up around stage to ring our doorbells, accompanied by their impossible teeth, clean monochrome garb and burnished naivety, is one »

- Euan Ferguson

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