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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein - the new musical comedy based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie - has come alive in the West End with an all-star cast including the likes of Hadley Fraser, Lesley Joseph and Summer Strallen. Read More >

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – the new musical comedy based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie – has come alive in the West End with an all-star cast including the likes of Hadley Fraser, Lesley Joseph and Summer Strallen.

The brilliant musical opened in October 2017 to rave reviews and 3 Olivier Award nominations, including Mastercard Best New Musical.

Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, tells the story of the Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced ‘Fronk-en-steen’). When Frederick inherits a castle in Transylvania, he discovers he has a familial reputation to uphold, leading him to fulfill his grandfather’s legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from hunchback henchman Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiancée Elizabeth, his experiment yields madcap success and life-changing consequences.

With hilarious musical numbers such as Puttin’ On The Ritz, Young Frankenstein is based on the hilarious 1974 film co-written by, and starring, Gene Wilder. A parody of the horror film genre, the hit movie was adapted into a musical when Brooks decided to stage another of his successful films, and work began on the show in April 2006. Young Frankenstein went on to open on Broadway in November 2007 to critical acclaim, playing until January 2009 before embarking on a nationwide tour in September 2009.

Now making its West End debut, following a UK premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal earlier in 2017, this production of Young Frankenstein sees Brooks, the comedy genius and legendary filmmaker behind huge hits The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs, once again collaborate with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman in an all-singing, all-dancing, new version at the Garrick Theatre. The new version is co-written with Thomas Meehan, and features two new songs: It Could Work and Hang Him Till He’s Dead.

Come and see Brooks’ and Gene Wilder’s classic movie come to life on the West End stage – sharp wit, glorious gags, knockout show tunes and monstrous fun all guaranteed!


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Age Recommendation: PG. Contains sexual innuendo, mild language, flashing lights, and some mature content. i

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 28/09/2017

Opening Night: 10/10/2017

Closing Night: 25/08/2018

Running time: 2h20, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


Frederick Frankenstein - Hadley Fraser

Frau Blücher - Lesley Joseph

Igor - Cory English

Elizabeth - Dianne Pilkington

Inga - Summer Strallen

Inspector Kemp - Patrick Clancy

The Monster - Shuler Hensley

Ensemble - Imogen Brooke, Matt Crandon, Bethan Downing, Nathan Elwick, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Sammy Kelly, Perry O’dea, Richard Pitt, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Gemma Scholes, Emily Squibb, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Aron Wild, Josh Wilmott



Director - Susan Stroman

Producer - Mel Brooks, Kevin Salter, Michael Harrison & Fiery Angel

Choreographer - Susan Stroman

Costume - William Ivey Long

Lighting Designer - Ben Cracknell

Set Designer - Beowulf Boritt

Sound - Gareth Owen

Author - Mel Brooks

Lyrics By - Mel Brooks

Music By - Mel Brooks

Musical Supervisor - Glen Kelly

Orchestrations - Doug Besterman

Wigs And Hair Designer - Paul Huntley

Associate Director - Nigel West

Associate Choreographer - Richard Pitt

Associate Musical Director - Leigh Thompson

Design Associate - Jared Rutherford

Sound Associate - Olly Steel


About Garrick Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom WC2H 0HH

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