'Crazy' fans celebrate Mormon show

Trey Parker and Matt Stone celebrated the opening of The Book Of Mormon in London

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have celebrated the opening of their award-winning musical The Book of Mormon in London's West End.

The comedy - winner of nine Tony awards - premiered at the Prince of Wales Theatre ahead of its official opening on March 21 to a full house and rapturous applause.

Hundreds of fans had queued outside the theatre all night to be the first to see the show.

Introducing the show, Parker said: "We're so excited to be here for the fan performance.

"We heard some of you lined up overnight and we just wanted to say, from the bottom of our hearts... you're f*****g crazy. We hope the show can live up to that."

The musical, about a pair of young Mormon boys sent on a mission a long way from home, sold out on Broadway and is tipped to do the same in the West End.

Written by Stone, Parker and Avenue Q's co-creator Robert Lopez, the show is directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, and stars Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham.

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