Happy 93rd Birthday Mel Brooks

The comedy legend that is Mel Brooks turns an incredible 93 years old today. Did I ever mention that I was in the same theatre as him in Newcastle when Young Frankenstein the Musical made its UK Premiere? AND he came on stage? (The Day I Saw Mel Brooks)

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – Original London Cast Recording

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On Friday morning something truly fantastic happened and the Young Frankenstein London Cast Recording was available on iTunes and I therefore bought it straight away. It had felt like a long wait when this was all first mentioned months ago and we were told it would be out in July, but throughout July and no sign of the recording it looked as though it would just randomly appear one day. Which is exactly what ended up happening!

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Young Frankenstein the Musical (West End) Review

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Cast

Frederick Frankenstein – Hadley Fraser
Frau Blucher – Lesley Joseph
Igor – Aron Wild
Elizabeth Benning – Dianne Pilkington
Inga – Summer Strallen
Inspector Kemp/Hermit – Patrick Clancy
The Monster – Nathan Elwick

Venue: Garrick Theatre

Date: Wednesday 1st August 2018 (2:30pm)

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2017 at the Theatre

This is my overview of 2017 at the Theatre which has been a very special year with plenty of trips to London and even a trip to New York and squeezing in some Broadway shows. All to go along with the trips to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal and the Sunderland Empire to catch the latest UK touring shows.

In 2016 I managed to see 31 shows. In 2017 I managed to see 36 shows! So just beating the 2016 total! You can see a list of all of these shows here. This also included trying to get plenty of deals and really using the day seats to help save money.

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