Sketch: Chris Jarman – BFN in The Book of Mormon

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Gentle giant Chris Jarman is one of the nicest people in the theatre business. The complete opposite to his character, General Butt Fucking Naked in the hugely popular The Book of Mormon at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre.

Chris plays a Ugandan villages murderous despot who is obsessed with female circumcision, because his paranoia has led him to believe that all of the clitorises in the village will ‘power up’ and destroy him. I caught up with him at the stage door after Saturday’s matinee.

Chris added the initials BFN in reference to his character, not ‘Bye For Now’…. or maybe both!

Sketch: Stephen Ashfield, Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon

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Scottish born actor Stephen Ashfield continues to delight London audiences as the camp Elder McKinley in the outrageous smash hit musical The Book of Mormon – the hottest ticket in town at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

“Elder McKinley is a really nice guy who has some issues,” Stephen said.

A career defining performance that earned him the Olivier Award after star turns as Emmett in Legally Blonde and Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys. Stephen won Best Supporting Actor in a musical at the WhatsOnStage Theatregoers’ Choice Awards for both Mormon and Jersey Boys.

Not only did Stephen sign the sketch, I also got his family’s approval at the stage door after Saturday’s matinée performance.