Age Restriction: Parental guidence recommended.
Back in the 1970s Mel Brooks first presented his hit film Young Frankenstein to audiences around the world and now, more than four decades later, it is time for those of us in the West End to revisit that classic work, this time as a stage musical. Though it has been seen in the United States on various occasions over the last decade, this will be the first time that London theatregoers have had a look-in and with that in mind it is bound to attract eager fans when it opens at the Garrick Theatre in the autumn.
Brooks has had success with his productions on the stage and screen, with the likes of Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs and The Producers becoming intrinsic parts of popular culture. This is no different when it comes to Young Frankenstein, so to call this stage production unmissable would be an understatement.
The story introduces us to New York City-dweller Frederick Frankenstein, a man often annoyed at people asking about his more famous grandfather Victor Von Frankenstein. But whilst he tries to escape this aspect of his family’s legacy he soon finds his life turned around by it as he inherits his grandfather’s Transylvania property and heads out to Europe to investigate. Soon he realises that he has a bigger passion for his grandfather’s work than he ever realised!
The parody horror musical also contains some memorable songs that range from He’s Loose to Transylvania Mania, which are certain to bring the house down. These songs are written by Mel Brooks, who also penned the book with Thomas Meehan.
This West End appearance is long overdue. After all, it has been seen in the United States on numerous occasions since 2007, but it arrives in what is shaping up to be a fantastic year in London’s Theatreland district, with some high profile musicals opening their doors, from 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to An American In Paris at the Dominion Theatre. As such, Young Frankenstein will be the perfect addition to a stellar line-up.
Young Frankenstein takes pride of place at the West End’s Garrick Theatre from Tuesday 10th October 2017 (with previews from Thursday 28th September 2017).
|Booking From:||Thursday, 28th September 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 10th February 2018|
|Age Restriction:||Parental guidence recommended.|
|Wed:||3.00pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||3.00pm and 7.30pm|
|Thursday, 28 Sep, 2017||Garrick Theatre, London||Young Frankenstein|
|Friday, 29 Sep, 2017||Garrick Theatre, London||Young Frankenstein|
|Saturday, 30 Sep, 2017||Garrick Theatre, London||Young Frankenstein|
|Monday, 02 Oct, 2017||Garrick Theatre, London||Young Frankenstein|
|Tuesday, 03 Oct, 2017||Garrick Theatre, London||Young Frankenstein|
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