Mary Shelley’s classic monster Frankenstein was given new life when in 2007 Mel Brooks adapted it to the stage and set it to music.
This new musical version retained the original humour from his earlier stage play by the same name and was complemented with a host of new gags. You can see for yourself when "Young Frankenstein" is performed in Luxembourg by Pirate Productions.
What’s the plot?
Desperate to escape his grandfather Victor’s legacy, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (now pronounced “Fronkensteen”) is Dean of Anatomy at New York's most famous institute of higher learning, the Johns, Miriam and Anthony Hopkins School of Medicine. Hearing of his grandfather’s passing he leaves behind his mad-cap fiancée Elizabeth to travel to Transylvania in order to settle his grandfather’s estate.
However, once there he discovers his grandfather’s secret library and becomes convinced that it might actually be possible to re-animate dead tissue. With the help of servants Igor, Inga and the fearsome housekeeper Frau Blücher he creates his own monster, who escapes causing panic amongst the local villagers (led by Chief of Police, Inspector Hans Kemp). Further complications ensue with the unexpected arrival of Elizabeth and her entourage.
When can I see it?
Directed by Neil Johnson of musical theatre group Pirate Productions and with musical direction from Philip Dutton and choreography by Dominique Vitali, the show will be staged in Luxembourg for one week. Toe-tapping tunes, familiar faces and rib-tickling humour are to be expected from this seasoned troupe. Audiences are warned the performance does, however, contain some adult themes and language which may not be suitable for young children.
Performances on 8, 9 & 10 November at 7:30pm, and 10 and 11 November at 2:30pm.
Tickets cost €25 for adults, €12.50 for students. Book yours by emailing [email protected], calling 35 63 39 or clicking on the link below.