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)
Now living with a new child in Bonnie we get to see our favourite toys and a new one in Forky and the road trip which occurs to open up the world for toys, maybe they have more options than just being in a room.
Since seeing the film on its cinema rerelease I can’t stop thinking about this truly hilarious moment! Got to love Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder together in this Mel Brooks classic!
In an attempt to ruin a town which is in the way of the railroad being built and be able to buy the land a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff to cause total chaos. As he talks the Governor into this.
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!
Mel Brooks’ parody of Alfred Hitchcock films, placing his comedic spin on many famous scenes and films.
What better musical moment to have this Monday than Springtime for Hitler from The Producers, after seeing the film on the big screen yesterday at the cinema I just had to share this one for today. An absolute classic from Mel Brooks!
When Broadway producer Max Bialystock meets accountant Leo Bloom everything is about to change when Bloom works out you can make more money off a flop than a hit!
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)
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.