Young Frankenstein

By Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan

Garrick Theatre, London; Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Directed & Choreographed by Susan Stroman

Costume Design by William Ivey Long, Lighting Design by Ben Cracknell, Sound Design by Gareth Owen


Medical School

Hadley Fraser & Company

New York Pier

Hadley Fraser, Dianne Pilkington, & Company

Hay Ride

Hadley Fraser, Summer Strallen, & Ross Noble

Video showing the vaudeville tree roller effect:

Castle Frankenstein

Lesley Joseph, Hadley Fraser, & Summer Strallen

Drawing Room

Lesley Joseph & Hadley Fraser

Journey to the Dungeons (cut in previews)

Hadley Fraser & Summer Strallen

Village Square

Nathan Elwick, Richard Pitt, Sammy Kelly, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Perry O'Dea, Imogen Brooke, Josh Wilmott, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Gemma Scholes, and Patrick Clancy

Transylvania Brain Depository

Ross Noble

Dr. Frankenstein's Lab

Summer Strallen, Lesley Joseph, Ross Noble, Shuler Hensley, and Hadley Fraser

Castle Frankenstein

Summer Strallen & Company

Hermit's Hut

Patrick Clancy & Shuler Hensley

Puttin' On The Ritz

Shuler Hensley & Hadley Fraser

Puttin' On The Ritz

Shuler Hensley

Puttin' On The Ritz

Shuler Hensley & Company

Transylvania Forest

Josh Wilmott & Patrick Clancy

Dr. Frankenstein's Lab

Hadley Fraser, Ross Noble, Shuler Hensley, & Lesley Joseph

"“The set, by the brilliantly named Beowulf Boritt, is suitably spoof-like: it recreates Transylvania via painted backdrops, not to mention that impressive castle door (with knockers). There is even a revolving bookcase with a secret switch.” ~Ann Treneman, The London Times

“The fabulously named Beowulf Boritt has stayed faithful to the Gothic aesthetic of the 1974 film.” ~Dominic Cavendish, The London Telegraph

“Susan Stroman, as director and choreographer, orchestrates the extravaganza perfectly and Beowulf Boritt’s designs have just the right antiquarian oddity.”~Michael Billington, London Guardian

“With its painted gothic backdrops (Beowulf Boritt did the sets), this “Young Frankenstein” brings to mind the hoary old days of the music hall.” Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Susan Stroman who has brought it with such a flourish to the stage, her brilliant design team led by set designer Beowulf Boritt and costume designer William Ivey Long.” ~Mark Shenton,

“Stroman directed the original Broadway production of Young Frankenstein after winning a Tony for staging Brooks’ The Producers in 2001. Brooks called her “a genius” and said, “When she did The Scottsboro Boys, she hired a genius guy who does crazy sets, all kinds of imaginative sets. His name is Beowulf Boritt — you can imagine how crazy he is!” ~Robert Viagas, Playbill

"Taking its cue from the receding frames of Beowulf Boritt's sets, Young Frankenstein at once pastiches and revels in the stage musical era of frontcloths and blackouts that hearken back to an end-of-pier, vaudevillian era." ~Matt Wolf, The Art Desk

"Beowulf Boritt's set comprised of gorgeous painted cloths and utilizing some wonderful pyrotechnics that really brought the action into the auditorium." ~Douglas Mayo, British