Young Frankenstein

Performances from 18 February - 20 March 2021

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes - including interval

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Presented by Hayes Theatre Co

Starring: Matthew Backer, Olivia Charalambous, Shannon Dooley, Nick Eynaud, Ben Gerrard, Amy Hack, Luke Leong-Tay & Lucia Mastrantone

Director Alexander Berlage
Musical Director Andrew Worboys
Choreographer Yvette Lee
Set Designer Isabel Hudson
Costume Designer Mason Browne
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Sound Designer Nick Walker
Stage Manager Shannyn Miller
Assistant Stage Manager Daniel Cottier
Assistant Stage Manager Claire Miller
Directorial Assistant Bernadette Fam
Lighting Design Assistant Kate Baldwin
Design Assistant Keerthi Subramanyam
Additional Orchestrations Cypress Bartlett


Hayes Theatre Co presents the Australian premiere of this brilliantly kooky musical comedy, adapted by comic genius Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles) from his 1974 American comedy horror film.

Scientist Frederick Frankenstein (it’s pronounced Fronk-en-steen) – grandson of the infamous scientist – travels reluctantly to Transylvania where he has inherited his family estate. Before long, he finds himself back in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestor, and with the help of hunchbacked sidekick Igor and yodelling lab assistant Inga, he brings to life a new creature to rival his grandfather’s. But this time, when the monster escapes – absolute hilarity ensues.

Young Frankenstein has all the panache and quick-fire humour of the screen sensation, with a little extra theatrical flair. Featuring songs like “The Transylvania Mania” and the immortal “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

Directed by Alexander Berlage (Cry-Baby, American Psycho), get ready for an electrifying camp gothic spectacular that will leave you in stitches.

Young Frankenstein is generously supported by Frederic Marguerre and Rodrigo Martino through the Artist Led Program.

Poster/graphic design by Isabel Hudson