The UK premiere of Mel Brook’s new comedy musical Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre
Based on Brooks’ 1974 film comedy classic which he wrote with the late great Gene Wilder, the musical version of Young Frankenstein, co-written by Thomas Meehan, had previews at Theatre Royal Newcastle before opening in the West End venue last year
In the week same that the London run for Young Frankenstein was announced, Mel Brooks received 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 (played by Wilder in the film version), 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 hisgrandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?
Brooks has previously collaborated with writer Meehan on The Producers. He is also reunited with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, who directed the film version of The Producers, for this all-singing all-dancing new production to life on stage.
Where it it?
Charing Cross Road
How do I get there?
The nearest tube to the Garrick theatre is… Leicester Square on the Northern and Piccadilly lines.
It’s then less than a 5 minute walk down Charing Cross Road towards Trafalgar Square.
When can I see it?
Previewed from 28th September 2017
Opened : 10th October 2017
Booking to : Saturday 25th August 2018
What time does it start?
Monday to Saturday at 1930; Wednesday & Saturday at 1500