Young Frankenstein to be brought to life in the West End

Mel BrooksThe UK premiere of Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein will arrive at London’s Garrick Theatre in October.

Based on the much-loved hit 1974 hit film which was written by Brooks and his regular collaborator the legendary Gene Wilder, the musical will arrive in the West End nearly 10 years after its Broadway debut.

The London run, which will follow a season at the Theatre Royal Newcastle (from 26 August until 9 September) ,will open at the Garrick on 28 September with a press night on 10 October.

With a book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks, the show features direction and choreography by multi award-winning Susan Stroman who filled the same role on the hit version of Brooks’ The Producers.

Casting for the musical which, like the original film pokes gentle affectionate fun at Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror story, will be announced at a later date.

The show’s Broadway debut in 2007 starred Roger Bart as Frankenstein, Megan Mullally as Elizabeth and Shuler Hensley as The Monster (a role he also played in the 2004 horror movie Van Helsing).

Details of the production’s London run were announced just days before Brooks is to be awarded the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship, the lifetime achievement award that is the Academy’s highest honour.

Young Frankenstein is produced by Mel Brooks, Michael Harrison and Fiery Angel.

Angela Thomas

Tickets for the London production of Young Frankenstein are available HERE.

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