Why See Young Frankenstein?
The 5-star Mel Brooks hit!
Mel Brooks brings his hugely successful 2007 re-imagining of Young Frankenstein to the West End, following its critically acclaimed run on Broadway, and the following US tour. Co-directed by Brooks and Susan Stroman, who also choreographed the adaptation for the stage, the show will star Hadley Fraser (Les Miserables), Leslie Joseph and the hilarious Ross Noble!
What is it about?
Based on the smash hit 1974 film starring the late Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic novel. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and of course, a fully-stocked laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather (the deranged genius Victor van Frankenstein), he faces a dilemma: does he continue to deny his family's sordid past, or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather's mad experiments to make the dead walk again? And what about romance with his suspiciously attractive assistant Inga?
Young Frankenstein features music, lyrics by the three-time Tony Award winner Brooks, from the book co-written with three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan.
Previews from: 28 September 2017
Opening night: 10 October 2017
Suitable for ages 12+ due to mildly scary scenes
Cast and Creative
Hadley Fraser as Dr Frederik Frankenstein
Leslie Joseph as Frau Blucher
Ross Noble as Igor
Dianne Pilkington, Summer Strallen, Patrick Clancy, Imogen Brooke, Matt Crandon, Nathan Elwick, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Sammy Kelly, Richard Pitt, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Gemma Scholes, Emily Squibb, Aron Wild and Josh Wilmott.
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Directed by Mel Brooks and Choreographed by Susan Stroman
Olivier Awards, 2018 - Nominations
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Ross Noble
Best New Musical
2018 What's On Stage Awards
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Ross Noble
What we thought
Hilarious fun INCREDIBLE
It's not only the dead they're bringing back, but it will also be myself!
Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (It's pronounced Fronkensteen!) is the hilarious comedy musical based on the smash hit 1974 film. Following its critically acclaimed run on Broadway in 2007 and subsequent US tour, Brooks has finally brought YoungRead full review
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