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Type of production: Musical
Opened: 28 September 2017
Booking until: 10 February 2018
Running time: To Be Conf
Prices: £26.00 - £127.00
Author / playwright: Mel Brooks
Director: Susan Stroman
Music by: Mel Brooks
Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life in an all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

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Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, the classic comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie, which opens in the West End on Thursday 28 September 2017 at the Garrick Theatre.

Hadley Fraser will play the title role of Dr Frederick Frankenstein, immortalised by Gene Wilder in the 1974 movie. Hadley's widely acclaimed stage credits include Marius in the West End production of Les Miserables, a show to which he returned in the role of Javert. He was in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company for The Winter's Tale and Harlequinade at the Garrick Theatre, and starred alongside Tom Hiddleston in the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, and performed there again in City of Angels, The Vote and Saint Joan.

Ross Noble will play the hilarious role of the hunchbacked, bug-eyed servant Igor. Ross is one of the UK's most original and exciting performers: a stand-up comedian since the age of 15, his countless accolades include Time Out award winner for best live stand-up, Barry Award winner, Perrier Award nominee and several Chortle Awards. Unveiling a new sell-out show every year for the last 20 years, his worldwide travel as a stand-up has been the subject of his own BBC Radio 4 programmes, and he is a regular guest star on TV programmes including Live at the Apollo, QI, Just A Minute, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Have I Got News for You.

Lesley Joseph is Frau Blucher, the forbidding housekeeper to the Frankenstein family estate in Transylvania. Lesley is best known for playing Dorien Green, the neighbour from hell, in the ITV1 sitcom Birds of a Feather, watched at its height by 23 million people. Lesley has a wealth of theatrical experience to her credit; most recently in the 2016 UK tour of Annie, in which she played the role of Miss Hannigan. In 2016, Lesley donned her dancing shoes and sequinned dresses as one of the contestants in Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Anton du Beke.

Dianne Pilkington (Wicked), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, The Sound of Music) and Patrick Clancy (The Producers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) will also feature. The production will play a pre West End season in Newcastle from this August.


Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein - the new comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie - will open in the West End on Thursday 28 September 2017 at the Garrick Theatre. Tickets go on sale today.

As previously announced, the production will open for a pre West End season at the Theatre Royal Newcastle from Saturday 26 August to Saturday 9 September. The London run is announced in the week that Mel is to be awarded the BAFTA Fellowship, the highest honour that the Academy bestow and a lifetime achievement recognising his remarkable career across the arts.

Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, sees Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherit a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. He now faces a dilemma - does he continue to run from his family's tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather's mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?

Based on the hilarious 1974 film and co-written with Thomas Meehan, Brooks will once again collaborate with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman for this all-singing all-dancing new production, bringing his and Gene Wilder's classic movie to life on stage. Casting will be announced at a later date.

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