The Book Of Mormon
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In the year, the magnificent Prince of Wales theatre was constructed whose original name was Prince's Theatre. In the honour of future Edward VII, the name of the theatre was changes after two years. During the first few decades, production by W. S. Gilbert, Ibsen and Sheridan, and in 1892 the first English musical comedy, George Edwardes' In Town was hosted at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
During its later years, theatre hosted various famous productions such as Ivor Novello's debut play The Rat in 1924, as well as risqué French-style revues. Immense popularity of the play led to the destruction and rebuilding of the theatre and was transformed with a larger occupancy.
In the year, theatre was reopened and hosted some of the blockbuster shows and was hosted movie premiers like Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. The Prince of Wales theatre london enjoyed huge success during the era of 50s, as it was the favourite venue for varied range of entertainment acts like Norman Wisdom, Peter Sellers, Benny Hill and Morecambe and Wise.
During the later period, theatre hosted some other popular hits such as Funny Girl starring Barbra Streisand, Bedroom Farce, Underneath the Arches and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love. Theatre was also home of several loved musicals such as Rent, The Full Monty and Cliff - The Musical. However, the hugely loved show Mamma Mia made its opening at Prince of Theatre in 2004 until 2012 and went on becoming the longest running show in the history of theatre. The multi award winning The Book of Mormon is currently running with packed houses since 2013!