Eager for a night on the town but crave something different? Indulge in a little Mel Brooks humour or plenty of it! The legendary comedian promises to have you on the edge of your seat with his musical comedy, Young Frankenstein.
The American filmmaker is famous for his comic parodies. With hits such as Blazing Saddles, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and, of course, the 1974 film Young Frankenstein under his belt, his name is synonymous with classic Hollywood satire with a touch of adult humour thrown in.
This year, Young Frankenstein takes to the London stage with a limited season opening. Its West End premiere begins in September 2017. The show is a collaboration between Brooks and multiple Tony Award winner, theatre director and choreographer Susan Stroman.
The movie Young Frankenstein, which premiered in 1974, has garnered a strong cult following over the years. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has treasured it for years. Brooks’ effort to create an atmosphere of early Hollywood films with Young Frankenstein was one of the most notable aspects of this iconic comedy. It was even filmed in black and white and featured old Hollywood style scene transitions like fade to black.
The Broadway musical directed by Stroman, meanwhile, opened in 2007 and ran for 484 performances. She’s teamed up with Brooks for this much-awaited West End premiere that has everybody talking.
Young Frankenstein reimagines Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein in typical Mel Brooks humour. Audiences will see Dr Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the deranged Victor Frankenstein, inherit a castle and a lab in Transylvania. They’ll see him attempting to fulfil Victor’s legacy by conducting experiments to reanimate the dead. Aided by the hunchback Igor and sultry assistant Inga, Dr Frederick’s crazy capers make for comic success.
Everyone with a love for comedy and parody should book Young Frankenstein tickets for the Garrick Theatre in London. Prices start from a very competitive 26 GBP. Visitors coming in from outside London can book a package with meal and hotel to make their experience even more memorable. Hotels can also be booked separately: The Savoy, The Langham, and Premier Inn London are a few choices located nearby.
The air-conditioned venue itself has several facilities including two licensed bars – the Foyer Bar and Circle Bar –, disabled toilets in addition to standard ones, wheelchair accessibility, and infrared hearing loop. Visitors can purchase merchandise and confectionary as well from kiosks that are accessible at each seating level. Binoculars are also available for a low price of 1 GBP.
Young Frankenstein contains adult humour, so parents are advised against bringing children.
If you’re planning to visit London in September, consider timing your trip to coincide with the premiere of Young Frankenstein. You’ll take home fond memories not just of the theatre and the show but of your time in the city. An excellent opportunity to have a lasting get together with old friends, celebrate an anniversary, and even make it part of your honeymoon.
Tickets can be booked online at http://premierexperience.entstix.com/tickets/young-frankenstein