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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein confirmed for 2017

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein will receive its West End premiere in Autumn 2017.

Producers confirmed today Mel Brooks’ musical comedy will open in the West End, prior to a pre West End season at the Newcastle Theatre Royal in August 2017.

Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film and the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic tale, Young Frankenstein is co-written by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and will be directed by Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

Brooks was overheard discussing the production at a screening of Blazing Saddles in LA last month in which he said it would be paired back from the original Broadway show, which was considered “over-blown” and if all went well in London he would transfer it back to Broadway.

Full creative team, casting and venue will be announced at a later date.

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