New West End musical breaks sales record

New musical The Book Of Mormon has set a record for the biggest day of sales in West End and Broadway history.

The play is about two Mormon missionaries in a Ugandan village. Credit: www.bookofmormonlondon.com

The award-winning show, by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, had its official opening at London's Prince Of Wales Theatre last Thursday.

The next day, between 10am and midnight, a total of £2,107,972 was taken in ticket sales when an additional 150,000 tickets were made available.