Casting for West End Run of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein Revealed

Hadley Fraser, Ross Noble, and Lesley Joseph will star in the upcoming West End musical, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. The production will run at the Garrick Theatre from 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018.

Based on Brooks’ 1974 film, the story is about Frederick Frankenstein who inherits his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania. This production sees Brooks collaborating with director and choreographer Susan Stroman. In addition, music and lyrics are by Brooks, and the show’s book are by Brooks and Thomas Meehan.

About the cast

Hadley Fraser
Hadley Fraser will star as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein on the 2017 run of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson / The Stage.

Hadley Fraser, who will play Frederick Frankenstein, made his West End debut as Marius in Les Misérables in 2010. In addition to numerous TV and stage appearances, he also starred in Hollywood movie The Legend of Tarzan as Tarzan’s father.

Stand-up comedian Ross Noble will star as the servant Igor. Aside from his improvised and surreal comedy, he is also well-known for his appearances on celebrity quiz shows. Furthermore, Noble has worked with Brooks in the past, having starred as Franz Liebkind in the 2015 UK Tour of Mel Brooks’ The Producers.

Meanwhile, Lesley Joseph, who will play as the housekeeper Frau Blucher, is an actress and broadcaster who is best known for playing Dorien Green in the popular sitcom Birds of a Feather. She also starred as the Wicked Queen in Theatre Royal, Plymouth’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Other members of the cast include Dianne Pilkington, Summer Strallen, and Patrick Clancy.

Also joining them are Imogen Brooke, Matt Crandon, Nathan Elwick, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Sammy Kelly, Richard Pitt, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Gemma Scholes, Emily Squibb, Aron Wild, and Josh Wilmott.

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein is produced by Mel Brooks, Michael Harrison, and Fiery Angel.