Stars of The Book Of Mormon on Broadway, Nic Rouleau and Brian Sears will swap the Tony Award-winning production for this year’s big Olivier Award winner when they take the leads in the West End production in February.
The American duo will play Elder Price and Elder Cunningham in the hit musical, taking over from current cast members Billy Harrigan Tighe and A J Holmes from 2 February.
Rouleau is currently playing the role of Elder Price on Broadway, while Sears appeared in the original Broadway cast in 2011. Rouleau’s other musical theatre credits include the US productions of Legally Blonde The Musical and Les Misérables, and Sears boasts credits including Lend Me A Tenor and Grease on Broadway.
The pair joins current cast members Alexia Khadime, Stephen Ashfield, Hugo Harold-Harrison and Chris Jarman alongside an ensemble comprising Josh Andrews, Gabrielle Brooks, Danny Colligan, Christopher Copeland, Nicholas Corre, Brendan Cull, Tim Edwards, Keisha T Fraser, Ross Hunter, Sia Kiwa, Dan Looney, Daniel Mackinlay, David McMullan, Tania Mathurin, Abiola Ogunbiyi, Oliver Ormson, Sean Parkins, Michael Peters, Ashley Samuels, Rhys Taylor, Ricardo Coke Thomas and Kayi Ushe.
Featuring hits including Hello, Spooky Mormon Hell Dream, I Believe and Man Up, The Book Of Mormon is set in a small town in Uganda and tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries as they bring news of the Latter Day saints to local villagers.
Brought to the stage by South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone alongside Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book Of Mormon continues booking at the Prince of Wales Theatre until 7 March.