Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York
Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imaging of the Mary Shelley classic, sees 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?
Young Frankenstein is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Gene Wilder and Brooks, who also directed and has described it as his best film. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1935 and 1939 sequels Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein.
Mel Brooks, Thomas Meeehan
Music and lyrics
Sound and lighting
Adam Coggin, Will Nicholson
Helen "Bells" Spencer
Students, Horses, Werewolves, Angry Villagers
Ilana Weets and Company