Young Frankenstein


Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 February 2023, Arthur Cotterell Theatre

Young Frankenstein is the hilarious musical farce from the twisted comic mind of Mel Brooks, based on his film of the same name. Following runs on Broadway and West End, Cygnet Players were extremely excited to be one of the first companies to bring this show to the amateur stage.

The musical follows the brilliant Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the infamous Victor von Frankenstein, as he travels to Transylvania to settle his grandfather’s estate. Leaving behind his fiancée Elizabeth, he meets a string of eclectic characters along the way, including willing sidekick Igor, beautiful blonde Inga and his grandfather’s eccentric former assistant/lover Frau Blucher. Although initially resistant to continue his grandfather’s ungodly experiments, Frederick soon comes to embrace his inner mad scientist and embarks on a scheme to bring the dead back to life.

Read our NODA review.

The creative team

Alex Orchard – Director
Ashley Harvey – Musical Director
Vicki Smith – Choreographer
Phoebe Fleetham – Producer


Frederik – Michael Stacey
Igor – Alex Johnston
Inga – Emma-Mae West
Frau Blucher – Kate Chesworth
Elizabeth – Rosie Orchard
The Monster – Matt Bentley
Inspector Hans Kemp – Rob Malone
The Hermit – Mark Hunter

Featured Dancers
Rea Bailey
Emma Crocombe
Emily Howe
Amy Matthewson
Sally Reeve
Tara Rogerson
Kim Schenkelaars
Laura Smith
Becky Thomas
Hillary Zondlak

Aimee Batchelor
Alasdair Beddow
Alex Blackie
Jon Bradley
Phoebe Hitt
Ross Martin
Kate Sterland

Harriet Ruby
Conor Rooney
Sophie Lee
Yumiko Shimizu
Aimee Batchelor
Alex Johnston

Featured Dancers
Emily Howe
Hillary Zondlak
Vicki Smith
Leanne Armstrong
Ariana Simone
Kirsty Rome

Photography by Neil Reynolds