Young Frankenstein
Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles) brings his iconic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing, all-laughing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Hadley Fraser) -pronounced 'Fronk-en-steen' - inherits a castle in Transylvania leading him to fulfil his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from hunchback henchman Igor, housekeeper Frau Blucher (Lesley Joseph) & buxom assistant Inga (Summer Strallen), his experiment yields madcap success and monstrous consequences. You'll be puttin' on the ritz and reeling in the aisles at the funniest show in town!

★★★★★
'Glorious! A Monster Hit'
The Guardian

★★★★★
'The Funniest Musical Since The Producers'
WhatsOnStage
THE GUARDIAN ★★★★★
MICHAEL BILLINGTON
Gleefully reanimated for the stage with even more jokes, superb set-pieces and barnstorming parody songs that stick a pitchfork into good taste.

DAILY MAIL ★★★★★
QUENTIN LETTS
Daft? Of course it is. Irresistibly so.

EVENING STANDARD ★★★★
HENRY HITCHINGS
Old-fashioned entertainment full of bawdy delight... It's hard not to succumb to the infectious daftness of this escapist crowd-pleaser.

THE TIMES ★★★★
ANN TRENEMAN
(A) Monster of a show that promises howls of laughter

THE TELEGRAPH ★★★★
DOMINIC CAVENDISH
At the age of 91, Mel Brooks is still making people howl with laughter. At the Garrick, audiences are rising to their feet in thanks for the mirth he has given the world over the years, and for what he has now done with Young Frankenstein, his celebrated spoof Thirties horror film.
MAJOR UK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR MEL BROOKS' ACCLAIMED MUSICAL (11 MAY 2018)

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein - the critically acclaimed musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie, will end its year- long residency at the Garrick Theatre on 25 August before embarking on a major UK National Tour from September 2019. An Original West End Cast Recording of the production is also set for release in July this year.

Young Frankenstein is from the brains behind The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs - legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks. Mel's all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy, directed by Tony award winning Broadway director Susan Stroman, opened in the West End in 2017 to 5 star reviews, receiving 3 Olivier Award nominations and continues to play nightly to standing ovations. The final performance at the Garrick Theatre will be on Saturday 25 August 2018.

The first UK tour of Young Frankenstein will commence in September 2019. Full venue details and dates will be announced later this year when tickets go on sale.

Mel Brooks commented: "Thank you London audiences for embracing Young Frankenstein and for making us such a smash hit in the West End. I'm so happy that soon the rest of the UK will get a chance to see it.... so see it before you die or you'll regret it forever!"

The Original West End Cast Recording was recorded live at the Garrick Theatre over several performances earlier this year and will be released through all usual outlets in July.

Young Frankenstein brilliantly brings to life Mel Brooks' beloved characters from his film, including Dr Frederick Frankenstein (grandson of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein and immortalised by Gene Wilder in the 1974 movie), the humpbacked, bug-eyed sidekick Igor, Frau Blucher (the forbidding housekeeper to the Frankenstein family estate in Transylvania) and, of course, The Monster.

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?

Full UK Tour details, including casting, will be announced in due course.



ROSS NOBLE, LESLEY JOSEPH AND HADLEY FRASER LEAD IN MEL BROOKS' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (25 APRIL 2017)

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 TO OPEN THIS SEPTEMBER (11 FEBRUARY 2017)

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.











Information
Type of production: Musical

Opened: 28 September 2017

Booking until: 29 September 2018

Running time: 2 Hours 20 Mins

Prices: £27.00 - £129.00

Author / playwright: Mel Brooks

Director: Susan Stroman

Music by: Mel Brooks

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