Young Frankenstein review – Mel Brooks’ cult classic gets clever, camp revival

Young Frankenstein review – Mel Brooks’ cult classic gets clever, camp revival

The Guardian

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Hayes theatre, Sydney
There are plenty of belly laughs and a stellar lead but Alexander Berlage’s take on the original text lacks the nuanced meta-commentary he usually excels at

It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. Young Frankenstein, director Alexander Berlage’s third musical for Sydney’s Hayes theatre – the influential home for musical theatre innovation in Australia – was due to open in November 2020. The creative team started sketching out their vision for the show in March.

Then Covid-19 hit, and everything went dark.

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