The Book of Mormon opened last night at the Prince of Wales Theatre to mixed reviews with ticket sales of £9 million.
The full cast, which is led by Gavin Creel as Elder Price and Jared Gertner as Elder Cunningham includes: Mark Anderson, Stephen Ashfield, Benjamin Brook, Daniel Buckley, Daniel Clift, Ashley Day, Terry Doe, Candace Furbert, Patrick George, Nadine Higgin, Tyrone Huntley, Evan James, Chris Jarman, Michael Kent, Alexia Khadime, Matt Krzan, Oliver Lidert, Daniel McKinley, Luke Newton, Terel Nugent, Haydn Oakley, Olivia Phillip, Lucy St. Louis, Yemie Sonuga, Giles Terera, Kayi Ushe, Sharon Wattis, Tosh Wanogho-Maud and Liam Wrate.
Book, Music and Lyrics are by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon has choreography by Casey Nicholaw, set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus and music supervision and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus.
Let's see what the critics had to say:
Henry Hitchings in the Evening Standard writes: This savage romp is the brainchild of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park. True to form, they have crafted a show that's packed with moments of startling profanity. The music, on which they've collaborated with Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, is generally jaunty and from time to time soars operatically, though only three or four of the tunes are really memorable.
Sarah Crompton of The Telegraph says: It's been a sell-out in America, where it originated, and now it's come to London and you can't get tickets for absolutely ages and I think that has something to do with the fact that although it is satirical, it is not unkind. (video duration: 1:55)
Paul Taylor of the Independent says: Here, it's a case of tits'n'tome - in an introductory book-brandishing rondelay of a number that would crowd your average Avon Lady off the face of the Western Hemisphere, Abs pressed tightly against his white short-sleeved shirt and with a dollop of quiff that anything with a pulse would want to muss, Gavin Creel is brilliantly engaging (and stout of voice) as Elder Price, whose ambitions for Latter-Day Sainthood go a trifle off-piste when he is despatched Uganda rather than Orlando, Florida by the mission. Inside leg-measurement roughly half the size of his waist and fully and inarguably friend-free, Jared Gertner is totally adorable as his gatheringly not-so-forlorn sidekick.