TITLE

OUR own Quentin Letts [...]

AUTHOR(S)
Peter McKay
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Daily Mail;4/ 1/2013, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
OUR own Quentin Letts called the new West End comedy The Book Of Mormon 'college campus adolescent. I tired of it after ten minutes'. Others said it was very funny. I haven't seen it, but am inclined to believe Quentin. You might think I'm bound to say this because we're both writing in the Mail, but that's not true. It's just that Quentin's reasons for finding it unfunny were more convincing than those saying otherwise. Example: An encounter between Mormon missionaries and Africans in which the latter say: '**** you, God' and '*** you in the ***.' As Letts says: 'Noel Coward drollery, this ain't.' However, news reports have stated that tickets are changing hands for £300. And yesterday the producers bought double-page ads in the papers. Is this the sign of success or failure? Comedy generally seems to be getting nastier and more stupid. Last week we mentioned a Channel 4 show in which Jimmy Carr said he was being 'b******d' by Jesus Christ. I think I'll give The Book Of Mormon a miss.
ACCESSION #
86446082

 

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