Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy with an all-star cast
Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman. A fantastic parody of cult horror films, Young Frankenstein begins previews at the Garrick Theatre on September 28th 2017, with a press night on October 10th 2017.
A re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, the Young Frankenstein play depicts a creature that cannot be controlled. A New York brain surgeon and professor inherits a Transylvanian castle and laboratory from his genius, but deranged grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein, and soon realises he has some decisions to make. The young Frankenstein must decide whether to escape from his grandfather’s madness or to continue his crazy experiments.
The Young Frankenstein cast features Ross Noble (Have I Got News for You, QI, Live at the Apollo), Lesley Joseph (Birds of a Feather) Hadley Fraser (Les Miserables), Dianne Pilkington (Wicked), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, The Sound of Music), and Patrick Clancy (The Producers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Additional casting includes Imogen Brooke, Matt Crandon, Nathan Elwick, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Sammy Kelly, Richard Pitt, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Gemma Scholes, Emily Squibb, Shuler Hensley as The Monster, Aron Wild and Josh Wilmott.
Based on the 1974 Oscar-nominated film co-written with Thomas Meehan and starring Gene Wilder, The Young Frankenstein tour receives its West End premiere at London’s Garrick Theatre. The show first opened on Broadway in 2007, running for 484 performances. The show’s music and lyrics are written by Mel Brooks, whose previous musicals include The Producers, Susan Stroman (The Scottsboro Boys, Crazy for You) directs and choreographs, with set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, orchestrations by Dough Besterman, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Gareth Owen.
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