Like The Producers before it, Young Frankenstein hails from a Brooks movie of some 40 years earlier with the veteran writer/director reframing the comedy-horror flick around his own composition of words and music.
It’s alive…barely. Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein staggers into the West End after some more time on the operating table since its 2007 Broadway opening. But for a piece of new musical theatre, it is so desperately old-fashioned that you half expect Russ Abbot and Bella Emberg to pop up and do a turn.
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast of Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – the classic comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie.