Mel Brooks’ musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – based on the Oscar-nominated film, ends 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.
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?
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