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Young Frankenstein

24th-29th April 2023

Director: Nikki Mundell-Poole

Musical Director: James Tovey

WAOS bring Mel Brooks comedy to the Witham Stage

The story of Frankenstein and his monster has lived in our cultural history for the past 200 years, with each generation bringing its own twist to the story of this man and his creation. I welcome you to the twenty-first century’s musical take on this age-old character. With the aid of Mel Brooks and his knack for parody, Young Frankenstein zaps a new breath of life into Mary Shelley’s story. The perfect mixture of horror, comedy, and musical frenzy, this production puts a beating heart into the pages of its original story.

The Young Frankenstein musical has a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Gene Wilder and Mel 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.

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