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

Young Frankenstein tickets from £20.00

Tickets from £20.00

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 comedian Ross Noble as Igor, having previously toured in the 2015 version of Mel Brooks' The Producers.

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

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 28 Sep 2017
Press night: 10 Oct 2017
Booking from: 12 Dec 2017
Booking until: 29 Sep 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 13 Dec 20173:00pm7:30pm
Monday 18 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Tuesday 19 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Wednesday 20 Dec 20173:00pm7:30pm
Thursday 21 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Friday 22 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Saturday 23 Dec 20173:00pm--

Location and map

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH

67 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, 10 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, 10 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 scient... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 30 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'', 30 reviews, 0 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, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

One of the best musicals I have seen? Yes. Absolutely. It's such a treat and completely respectful to the original movie. ... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

One of the best musicals I have seen? Yes. Absolutely. It's such a treat and completely respectful to the original movie. Hadley Fraser is magnificent and Ross Noble - wow. Just terrific. I will recommend this show to everyone.

bryonyjameson 5"7, 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Outrageously Funny and Pure Genius!!!! Mel Brooks is an absolute Comic Legend!!! and he has definitely worked his magic here!!! Fr... More

NoahG 5'7, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Outrageously Funny and Pure Genius!!!! Mel Brooks is an absolute Comic Legend!!! and he has definitely worked his magic here!!! From the first line to the bows, you will be laughing the whole way through!!! The cast was insanely good, perfectly delivering the comedy, whilst belting these super catching songs.This comic masterpiece will have you wanting more!! I 100% recommend this to all who like a good laugh!!!

NoahG 5'7, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I wanted to like this show much more than I did. Unfortunately, although I know it is supposed to be dated, the humour seems a lit... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I wanted to like this show much more than I did. Unfortunately, although I know it is supposed to be dated, the humour seems a little out of touch. Still, there are some brilliant performances from Ross Noble and Lesley Joseph in particular, although I wish the whole production had been hammed up a little more. It's an entertaining evening, but you can definitely see why it flopped so hard on Broadway. I can't remember a single tune aside from "Puttin' on the Ritz"... But I think this is a very marmite show!

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Hilarious show, great casting. Matt crandon made his westend debut that evening in YF and he couldnt do better. Its a funny small... More

jannesteffen 174cm, 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Hilarious show, great casting. Matt crandon made his westend debut that evening in YF and he couldnt do better. Its a funny small show which fits perfectly in the garrick and the westend!

jannesteffen 174cm, 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely hilarious show. I did not stop smiling and laughing all the way through it. Wonderful, energy filled performances from ... More

natashawhitley1 5"3, 47 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Absolutely hilarious show. I did not stop smiling and laughing all the way through it. Wonderful, energy filled performances from all in the cast. Would definitely recommend seeing this if you're in need of a laugh!

natashawhitley1 5"3, 47 reviews, 1 helpful vote

What can I say, this is the second time I've seen Young Frankenstein in 3 weeks...I had to bring my parents. It's an utter joy and... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

What can I say, this is the second time I've seen Young Frankenstein in 3 weeks...I had to bring my parents. It's an utter joy and cannot be faulted. I love everything about this show and have had the songs stuck in my head every day since seeing the show.

bryonyjameson 5"7, 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes
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