Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks, Original Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman
Performance and Booking Details
Performances from 6 November - 5 December 2020
- Mon 6:30 pm
- Tues - Sat 7:30 pm
- Wed 1:00 pm
- Sat 2:00 pm
Approximately 2 hours and 30 mins - including interval
Presented by Hayes Theatre Co
Director Alexander Berlage
Musical Director Andrew Worboys
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
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 own legendarily funny 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’s estate. Before long, he finds himself back in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestor, and with the help of hunchbacked sidekick Igor and yodeling 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.
This Production is part of the 2011 postcode offer. Residents of 2011 can obtain half price tickets 30 mins prior to performances Mon – Thurs. Subject to availability.