Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre tickets
Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre tickets

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Overview

Mel Brooks returns to the West End with a reworking of his hilarious classic film Young Frankenstein. With previews beginning at the Garrick Theatre on the 28th September 2017, and an official opening on 10th October 2017.

A recently revitalised and reworked show, Young Frankenstein is a musical by Mel Brooks based on his 1974 comedy film of the same name, which first opened on Broadway in 2007 and became one of the hottest tickets in town having ran for over four hundred performances before going on a US tour.

Young Frankenstein was originally produced as a film by Mel Brooks in 1974, staring Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman, receiving a huge range of accolades, including nominations for the Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay, the Academy Award for Best Sound and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

The show is a comedy version of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel Frankenstein, and particularly a parody of the Universal Pictures horror films of the 1930s, including their adaptations of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein.

The musical tells the story of Fredrick Frankenstein (pronounced ‘Fronk-en-steen”) the grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, who inherits the family estate in Transylvania. Along with the help of his hunchback sidekick Igor (pronounced ‘eye-gore’) and a leggy lab assistant Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick lands himself in the mad scientist role of his ancestors. Expect cries of “It’s alive!” as he brings to life a monster to rival his grandfather’s and of course hilarity when it escapes.

The show is full of hilarity for those who remember the original film, as well as being brilliant for newcomers, packed with the panache of the screen sensation with a bit extra theatrical flair added in for good measure and featuring the hilarious and unforgettable songs such as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’.

Young Frankenstein is the creation of Mel Brooks, one of the most successful comedy writers of our generation having an immense career that has spanned film, television and musical theatre. His movies have included such smash hits as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs, having won a huge range of awards including Emmys, Grammys and Oscars, as well as an AFI Life Achievement Award, a National Medal of Arts and a BAFTA fellowship.

Young Frankenstein is directed by Susan Stroman, the acclaimed choreographer and director who had previously worked with Brooks on his smash hit musical The Producers on Broadway and in the West End. Stroman has a huge range of awards under her belt, including the Tony Award for Best Choreography and Best Direction for The Producers as well as Olivier Awards for Best Choreography on both Crazy for You and Oklahoma.

Hadley Fraser takes the lead role of Dr Frankenstein, after making his name as Marius in Les Miserables in 2002 and also starring in Coriolanus and City of Angels. Hadley is joined by Cory English as Igor.

Young Frankenstein is set to make its West End debut on the 28th September 2017, with an official opening night on 10th October 2017 and is highly anticipated to be one of the most hilarious musicals to hit the West End this autumn with tickets available now.

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Perfect for fans of the original 1974 film, Young Frankenstein takes the best of Mel Brooks original hilarious movie and catapults it into the 21st century with this brilliant stage adaptation. This is sure to be a runaway West End hit, so don't miss out and buy your Young Frankenstein tickets now.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+. No under 4's.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 28 Sep 2017
Press night: 10 Oct 2017
Booking from: 28 Sep 2018
Booking until: 25 Aug 2018

Location and map

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH

318 Reviews Add review

Young Frankenstein follows the smash hit musical, The Producers which I understand was not so well received by Broadway audiences.... More

samhaydenharler 171cm, 28 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I saw the show within its preview period and found it to be a bit of a curiosity. As a fan of the original movie, as well as the ... More

ianwarde 5"5, 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I didn’t know much about the show and was daughters choice to see it. I had seen a clip on television at the Oliver’s of “Putting... More

elainethom 5’ 8, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I wasn't expecting much from this show if I am honest. I didn't hear a lot about it and it wasn't something that I was overall ex... More

annacatchpole 5"4, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I'm a big fan of Mel Brooks and The Producers has to be one of my favourite musicals, so this had a lot to live up to by compariso... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 83 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Young Frankenstein had the brilliant comic timing, with the excellent direction of Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman it was a guarantee... More

katierose 5"7, 67 reviews, 2 helpful votes

A riotous evening of song and dance, this is based on the Mel Brooks film, with Gene Wilder as the grandson of the infamous scient... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show has translated superbly from the screen to the stage! Excellent musical numbers and laugh out loud moments sprinkled thr... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 59 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I'm not a huge Mel Brooks fan so I wondered if I would enjoy Young Frankenstein but, given the good reviews, I decided to try it. ... More

Showgal 5"6", 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes