Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – which will open for a pre West End season at the Newcastle Theatre Royal (26 August to 9 September 2017) – is slated for a West End opening autumn 2017. Exact dates and venue to be confirmed.
Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film and co-written with Thomas Meehan, Brooks will once again collaborate with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman for this all-singing all-dancing new production, bringing his and Gene Wilder’s classic movie to life on stage.
Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, see’s 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?
Full creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. Young Frankenstein is produced by Mel Brooks, Michael Harrison, Fiery Angel and Hani Farsi.