This week sees the opening of Young Frankenstein, the new musical from Mel Brooks. With the trickle of information being released over the last few months we thought it was about time we wrote an article on everything we know so far.
As mentioned above, the legendary filmmaker, writer and comedian Mel Brooks brings his musical adaption to the 1974 film of the same name to London West End. The film originally featuring Gene Wilder, went on to win two Academy Awards and is considered by Brooks to be his best work.
The musical adaption is collaboration between Brooks and Susan Stroman who herself is a Tony Award winning Broadway director and choreographer. The cast includes Hadley Fraser (Les Miserables, City of Angels) as Dr Frankenstein, comedian Ross Noble as Igor, who is best known for his appearances on Have I Got News for You and QI, as well as Lesley Joseph as Frau Blucher, Diane Pilkington, Summer Strallen and Patrick Clancy.