Based on Brooks’ 1974 Oscar-nominated film, co-written with Thomas Meehan and starring the legendary Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein is a riotous parody of old horror films. An inspired re-imagining of the well-known Mary Shelley classic, the musical sees Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of deranged genius Victor, face some tough decisions.
When he inherits his grandfather’s laboratory and old Transylvanian castle, Frederick must choose whether to run from Victor’s tortured past or to continue with his frightening scientific experiments. Not only that but, in the process, will he fall in love with sexy assistant Inga?
Young Frankenstein is directed by Susan Stroman, who previously collaborated with Brooks’ on his mega-hit The Producers and who also directed the West End’ The Scottsboro Boys. The production features set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivery Long, orchestrations Dough Besterman, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Gareth Owen.
The musical comedy features a book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Brooks. Young Frankenstein opens at the Garrick Theatre on October 10th 2017, with previews beginning September 28th 2017.