Casting for the West End production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein has been announced. The production heads to the Garrick Theatre from the 28th September.
Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the production is based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy, which originally starred Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman.
It has been confirmed that Hadley Fraser (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s Tale) will play the title role of Dr Frederik Frankenstein originally played by Gene Wilder in the 1974 film.
Meanwhile, Ross Noble also joins the cast to play the servant Igor and Lesley Joseph (Birds of a Feather) will play Frau Blucher, the forbidding housekeeper to the Frankenstein family estate.
They will be joined in the production by Dianne Pilkington, Summer Strallen, Patrick Clancy, Imogen Brooke, Matt Crandon, Nathan Elwick, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Sammy Kelly, Richard Pitt, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Gemma Scholes, Emily Squibb, Aron Wild and Josh Wilmott.
Young Frankenstein follows the story of Frederick Frankenstein who inherits castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. But does he run from his family history or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s work?
The production will feature set and costume design by Beowulf, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Gareth Owen.
Young Frankenstein will open for previews at the Garrick Theatre from the 28th September. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, UK Tickets.co.uk, Theatre People.com.