NEWS: Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein to Open in the West End

Today it has been announced that a musical production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein will open for previews at the Garrick Theatre from the 28th September. 


The musical will visit Newcastle Theatre Royal in August, ahead of its West End run at the Garrick Theatre from the 28th September.

Young Frankenstein is based on the Oscar nominated 1974 film, starring Gene Wilder and is a parody of many classic films in the horror genre.

The musical is 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?

The production’s arrival on the London stage follows the Broadway run which ran from November 2007 until January 2009, receiving mixed reviews from critics and was directed by Susan Stroman who  will once again direct the musical when it arrives in the UK.

Young Frankenstein features a book by Mel Brooks  and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, choreography by Susan Stroman, set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Gareth Owen and musical direction by Andrew Hilton.

Full casting and creative team have yet to be announced.


Young Frankenstein will open for previews at the Garrick Theatre from the 28th September. To book tickets visit:, Discount, Last, Theatre Tickets,  UK, Theatre

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