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

Young Frankenstein tickets from £17.50

Tickets from £17.50

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: May not be suitable for young children

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 28 Sep 2017
Press night: 10 Oct 2017
Booking from: 26 Feb 2018
Booking until: 29 Sep 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Monday 26 Feb 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 27 Feb 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 28 Feb 20182:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 01 Mar 2018--7:30pm
Friday 02 Mar 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 03 Mar 20182:30pm7:30pm
Monday 05 Mar 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH

122 Reviews Add review

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, 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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 Musical Theatre interpretation of The Producers, I was hoping that Mel Brooks would again deliver something that retained the general feel of the source material, whilst deviating enough to make the venture something more than theatrical karaoke. I don't feel that this production was as successful in achieving this as The Producers adaptation was. The story is very faithful to the film, with many set-pieces and script elements being used without significant alteration. Presenting this material faithfully in a completely different genre meant that for me, some of the spoof element was lost. The songs were serviceable and heavily laced with typical Brookes innuendo, but other than a couple of stand-out numbers, did not seem very memorable. The performances however, were excellent. All of the cast were working overtime to sell the show, with Ross Noble's portrayal of Igor being a stand-out. Some of the set and lighting design for the show is phenomenal, especially during the 'Puttin' on the Ritz' set piece (although please beware if you are sensitive to slow strobe lighting). Overall, I enjoyed the show enough to justify the price that I paid for my ticket and could see that most of the audience were less concerned with the adaptation than myself. I'm not convinced that the show has the staying power for a substantial run in the West End, but would be happy to be proved wrong.

ianwarde 5"5, 19 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, 64 reviews, 7 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 comparison. Luckily it did not disappoint! The show itself is classic Brooks with very silly humour and lots of running gags which get better throughout. There are some really great numbers and hilarious scenes. The performances from the whole cast were outstanding, with special mention to Hadley Frasier (Frankenstein) and Summer Strallen (Inga) who carried the show with their outstanding performances. Ross Noble too was hilarious as Igor and was excellent to watch. The music all sounded great from the band. I hope this has a lengthy run as I will definitely be revisiting!

gdeacon95 6'1, 64 reviews, 7 helpful votes

I laughed from start to finish with this production. The songs were incredibly daft and silly and I felt like I was watching an a... More

joc78 5"4, 226 reviews, 3 helpful votes

I laughed from start to finish with this production. The songs were incredibly daft and silly and I felt like I was watching an adult pantomime but for me it really worked. The audience were in stitches around me and were really enjoying themselves. I can't quite believe that Lesley Joseph is 72 years old - she is so quick and light on her feet and can really move!!! We all thoroughly enjoyed this production. A real 'pick me up' for if you need some silly entertainment.

joc78 5"4, 226 reviews, 3 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

Young Frankenstein had the brilliant comic timing, with the excellent direction of Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman it was a guarantee. It had the audience laughing throughout, especially myself. All the songs that were created for this production were very enjoyable brining that extra comic moments and ones that leave you humming to when you leave the theatre. Particular favourites were 'Transylvania Mania' 'Roll in the Hay' and the classic 'Puttin' on the Ritz' which has transferred from the original film, and I can understand why! I can only hope a London Cast soundtrack will be on the cards in the future. http://www.rosereview.co.uk/?p=1242

katierose 5"7, 67 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Brilliant cast (even without Ross Noble :-)) in a real laugh out loud show that doesn't take itself that serious. I had a great ni... More

sietskevanvugt 185cm, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant cast (even without Ross Noble :-)) in a real laugh out loud show that doesn't take itself that serious. I had a great night out, would definitely recommend!

sietskevanvugt 185cm, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As expected from Mel Brooks totally non-PC (hence the theatre ringing with laughter for 120 mins!) and will have you almost blinde... More

vanhellsink1 6", 38 reviews, 2 helpful votes

As expected from Mel Brooks totally non-PC (hence the theatre ringing with laughter for 120 mins!) and will have you almost blinded by tears. Cast superb across the board but special mention must go to both Ross Noble (Igor) who, apart from non-poached egg eyes IS a reincarnation of Marty Feldman! Plus, Lesley Joseph...her rendition of, 'He Vas My Boyfriend' being one of the highlights both artists worth the price of admission alone. Overall, one not to be missed!!

vanhellsink1 6", 38 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'', 37 reviews, 0 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 scientist, Madeline Kahn as his fiancée, Marty Feldman as Igor. So, he comes to Transylvania, of course, and ends up following in the footsteps of his late grandfather - with vastly different results. Throughout, you can see the manic genius of Mel Brooks, and it's a fun night. Watch out (spoiler) for the monster, who runs into the audience at the end of the first act! I had to pull my bag in. Terrific production values, of course - great singing, great dancing, great sets. And it's a fun night, no question. Only thing.. it felt, to me, just a little dated. But hey, it's good.

u2fancat 5'6'', 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Round 5. I love it!

mynamemolly 5'1, 52 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Round 5. I love it!

mynamemolly 5'1, 52 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show's funniest asset is Ross Noble as Igor who's character you can't help but love with his ever changing hump. The songs are... More

robscoynes 5'6, 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show's funniest asset is Ross Noble as Igor who's character you can't help but love with his ever changing hump. The songs are great but largely forgettable and it does feel an odd adaptation to make into a musical. Some of the humour is therefore a little outdated in my opinion, but it is nevertheless a hit and for the most part, enjoyable.

robscoynes 5'6, 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes