The show follows two Mormon boys who are on a mission in Uganda. There, they try to introduce their religion to a community ravaged by warlords and disease; and extreme situations in the foreign land test the pair’s faith and friendship.
Now on its fourth year in London, critics and audiences alike showed love for the West End production. Moreover, The Book of Mormon musical received nominations for six Olivier Awards; and it took home four including Best Choreography, Best Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel), and Best New Musical.
The Cast and creators of The Book of Mormon
KJ Hippensteel, who stars as Elder Price, is an American actor who’s no stranger to the stage. His other theatre credits include Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, and The Wedding Singer.
Cody Jamison Strand, who plays as Elder Cunningham, has been part of the show for the last four years. He also starred in the same role on Broadway and the US tour.
Alexandra Ncube plays as Nabulungi, a sweet and naïve villager who made friends with the missionaries. Ncube trained at Arizona State University and performed in several local productions before joining the US tour of Rock the Presidents.
Joining them are Steven Webb as Moroni/Elder McKinley and Richard Lloyd King as Mafala Hatimbi; Dean Maynard Michael Moulton, and Kelly Agbowu; Chanice Alexander-Burnett, Philip Catchpole, and Nicholas Collier; plus Christopher Copeland, Brendan Cull, Joshua Da Costa, Joseph Davenport, Nicole Dennis, Jonathan Dudley, Myles Hart, Alex Lodge, Joshua Lovell, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky, Nicholas McLean, David McMullan, David O’Reilly, Sackie Osakonor, Stephen Rolley, Scott Sutcliffe, Ngozi Ugoh, Anna van Ruiten, Rodney Vubya, Tommy Wade-Smith, and Harry Wright.
The same team behind South Park wrote The Book of Mormon, with book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. It is directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, designed by Scott Pask, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, choreography by Casey Nicholaw, costumes by Ann Roth, and sound by Brian Ronan. Lastly, Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, and Sonia Friedman Productions produced the West End show.