Casting announced for Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein in London's West End
Hadley Fraser, Ross Noble and Lesley Joseph star
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming West End premiere of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, the musical comedy based on the film of the same name which begins performances at The Garrick Theatre on 28 September with an official opening on 10 October 2017.
Hadley Fraser will play the title role of Dr Frederik Frankenstein, the role originally played by Gene Wilder in the 1974 movie. Ross Noble will play the hunchbacked, bug-eyed servant Igor, alongside Lesley Joseph as Frau Blucher, the forbidding housekeeper to the Frankenstein family estate.
They will be joined by Dianne Pilkington, Summer Strallen, Patrick Clancy, 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.
"Young Frankenstein 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?"
The production will play a pre West End season at the Theatre Royal Newcastle from Saturday 26 August to Saturday 9 September.
Hadley Fraser's stage roles include Les Miserables, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter’s Tale & Harlequinade, Coriolanus, City of Angels, The Vote and Saint Joan.
Ross Noble is a stand-up comedian, Barry Award winner, Perrier Award nominee and several Chortle Award winner.
Lesley Joseph is best known for playing Dorien Green in the ITV1 sitcom 'Birds of a Feather'. She most recently starred in the 2016 UK tour of Annie, in which she played the role of Miss Hannigan.
Young Frankenstein tickets are now on sale at the Garrick Theatre.