Extra dates added to Book of Mormon tour at Sunderland Empire

Broadway smash The Book of Mormon has extended its Sunderland Empire run to meet demand.

The company of The Book of Mormon
The company of The Book of Mormon

It was announced earlier this year that the comedy musical would make its North East debut at the theatre in High Street West from August 28 to September 7 this year.

However, demand for the tickets has been so high the producers have decided to extend the run until Saturday, September 14.

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The Book of Mormon follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to Uganda, far from their home in Salt Lake City.

The Book of Mormon will make its North East debut in Sunderland

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    Celebrated for its irreverent humour, the show is written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, as well as Robert Lopez who co-created the music for Avenue Q.

    The cast of The Book of Mormon in Sunderland will be led by Kevin Clay as Elder Price and Conner Peirson as Elder Cunningham, recreating their roles from the Broadway and US touring productions. They are joined by Nicole-Lily Baisden as Nabulungi, Will Hawksworth as Elder McKinley, Ewen Cummins as Mafala Hatimbi, Johnathan Tweedie as Joseph Smith and Thomas Vernal as the General.

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    The London production opened in February 2013, winning four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, and breaking the record for the highest single day of sales in West End history. It has sold out every one of its 2662 performances to date at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

    *The Book of Mormon is at Sunderland Empire from August 28 to September 14, 2019. Tickets available here.

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    An extra week has been added to the Sunderland run