Mel Brooks has announced that his musical Young Frankenstein is heading to the UK.
Based on his 1974 of the same name, Young Frankenstein will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal for a limited pre-West End engagement from 26 August to 9 September 2017, before opening in London’s West End in Autumn 2017.
Following a limited Broadway run, Young Frankenstein is being re-worked. Brooks will work with co-writer Thomas Meehan and collaborate with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman for for this all-singing all-dancing new production.
Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, see’s Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherit a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. He now faces a dilemma – does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?
The full creative team and cast will be announced at a later date.
Young Frankenstein will be produced by Mel Brooks, Michael Harrison, Fiery Angel and Hani Farsi.