“The Book of Mormon is viciously funny. Spirited and refreshing; joyous and even cuddly. Its defining feature is a filthy irreverence – an infatuation with making fun of everything, including itself.” The Evening Standard - Henry Hitchings
“Foul-mouthed, funny and wild. Terrifically entertaining.” Metro - Claire Allfree
“An unstoppable hit. Damnably clever and sharp.” Daily Telegraph - Charles Spencer
“I absolutely loved it. Seriously inspired and absolutely uproarious.” The Independent - Paul Taylor
“It’s the hit of the year. Surprising, beguiling absurdity, and daring at every level.” The Times - Dominic Maxwell
“The Book of Mormon is an all-singing, all-dancing, off-the-scale scream.” Daily Telegraph - Dominic Cavendish
“A brilliant musical. Enormous fun. It’s got a heart of gold” Daily Telegraph - Sarah Crompton
“The most talked about show in London. A blast of often goofy, sometimes glorious musical comic delight. This show is the real deal.” The Stage - Mark Shenton
Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner will play Elder Price and Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon, which previews at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 25 February 2013. They are currently leading the company in the Los Angeles production, which has broken all box office records at the Pantages Theatre.
Gavin Creel has previously appeared in the West End as Claude in Hair at the Gielgud Theatre and as Bert in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre. Creel received Tony Award® nominations for his roles in the Broadway productions of Hair and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Jared Gertner will make his West End debut in The Book of Mormon. He was a member of the original Tony Award®-winning Broadway company and has previously been seen on stage in Spelling Bee at the Circle in the Square Theatre and in Ordinary Days at the Roundabout Theatre. Gertner has also been seen on TV in Ugly Betty and The Good Wife.
The Book of Mormon comes from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album, follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s a long way from Salt Lake City.