Young Frankenstein

  • From 27 October 2020
  • The Fugard Theatre
  • English

Bookings open 2 March 2020. The South African premiere of the monster of all horror musicals, by Mel Brooks.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick,

Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original film as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

Mel Brooks
Writer

Greg Karvellas
Director

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Musical Director

Available discounts

These discounts are exclusively available from our box office on 021 461 4554 or by emailing us at [email protected]

Friends of The Fugard

Save 20% on selected performances.