Young Frankenstein

Garrick Theatre

Young Frankenstein

28 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2018

£23.00 - £113.00

Pro reviewers rating
12 reviews

3.9 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

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?

New comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic.


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“Gloriously impure fun... Sophisticated pastiche of stock musical forms... Strallen lights up the stage...Bawdily parodic.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Hilarious... Brooks doesn't really 'do' subtle but the more modest scale of this staging allows every gag to register.”

Alun Hood (What's On Stage)

“Funnier and tighter than Broadway...Tthe cast prove to be supremely well-selected as all are hilarious in their respective parts”

West End Whingers

“Boisterous... an old-fashioned and unsubtle entertainment... but packed with moments of zany silliness.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Pretty much works just as well as The Producers... Noble: just the right manic edge... Enjoy the daft jokes, relish the pace.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Deliriously silly and shameless from start to finish... Witty and inventive... The British cast is first rate. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Something to offend everyone... It would be a sourpuss indeed who didn’t crack a smile at the cheek of it all.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Fillets the original for many of its best gags, while the song-and-dance routines amplify the spirit of the beast.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“A thing of joy... I really did laugh until I cried... unapologetically bawdy... has somewhere along the way acquired a heart. ”

Matt Wolf (Arts Desk)

“Still madcap, energetic fun – the kind of thing kids might love, if the weird retro sex stuff didn’t traumatise them for life.”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Stroman is consummate at musical theatre, and skilfully unites her cast... A solid bet for an evening’s fun.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“Would be a middling musical even were it not for the Nixon-era sexual politics... very much a thing of its time.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

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