Well known faces from our TV screens will lead the cast in Mel Brookes’ new comedy musical, Young Frankenstein, which will have it’s London premiere at the Garrick Theatre in September 2017.
Geordie comedian Ross Noble (Have I Got News For You?) and Birds of a Feather favourite Lesley Jospeh, most recently seen under the glitter ball in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, will play the roles of Igor and Frau Blucher respectively.
The publicity shot of Noble, below, suggests he’s perfecting his wide eyeball stare made famous in the original 1974 film by the imcomprable Marty Feldman.
Fans of musical theatre will also recognise the names and faces of Dianne Pilkington and Summer Strallen. Pilkington has just completed a starring role in Mamma Mia playing Donna and Strallen (The Sound of Music, Top Hat), one of three talented musical sisters, will play young Dr Frankenstein’s love interest, Inga.
Noble, who made his acting debut in the low-budget British comedy-horror film, Stitches, in 2012, is no stranger to Mel Brookes musicals having played Franz Liebkind in the 2015 UK tour or The Producers. Unbelievably, Young Frankenstein will mark Lesley Joseph’s West End debut, but, fear not, she is a dab hand at live performances with UK tours of Annie, Calender Girls and Throughly Modern Millie already on her CV.
Hadley Fraser, who has played both Marius and Javert in Les Miserables at the Queens theatre, will play Dr Frederik Frankenstein. Most recently he was a member of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre appearing in The Winters Tale and Harlequinade.
Young Frankenstein is based on the 1974 film of the same name. It will recieve its UK premiere at the Theatre Royal Newcastle before opening at London’s Garrick Theatre on 28 September 2017.
More information and bookings are available at Young Frankenstein theatre breaks.