' quirky musical Young Frankenstein
is making its West End premiere at London's Garrick Theatre. 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
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 FrederickFrankenstein, 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?
Originally opening on Broadway in 2007, directed by Susan Stroman
, Young Frankenstein
received a variety of views, running for 484 performances. Stroman returns to direct a revamped, restyled production, reuniting with Mel Brooks
and the creative team behind their last hit, The Producers.