Based on the 1974 Oscar-nominated film co-written with Thomas Meehan and starring Gene Wilder, the brand new production follows a Broadway run that closed in 2009.
Young Frankenstein is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, which sees the creation of a creature that cannot be controlled. When Frederick Frankenstein, a New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a Transylvanian castle and laboratory from his genius, but deranged grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein, he quickly has some decisions to make.
Facing a scary dilemma, young Frankenstein must choose whether to run from his grandfather’s frightening legacy or to continue to crazily experiment with reanimating the dead. And, in the process, will he fall in love with his sultry lab assistant, Inga?
Silly and shameless from start to finish. Mel Brooks’s new musical version of his 1974 comedy horror movie has no agenda – except to make you laugh
It’s stupendously silly and shameless all the way through... I just couldn't stop laughing
Old-fashioned entertainment full of bawdy delight
Glorious gags as Mel Brooks bolts together a monster hit
Middling musical version of Mel Brooks’ classic comedy
A show that wears it thoroughly upbeat heart of musical whimsy on its sleeve.