Ross Noble and Lesley Joseph

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Younger Frankenstein will open in Newcastle first

Comedians Ross Noble and Lesley Joseph are set to star in a brand new stage manufacturing of Younger Frankenstein.

The musical is predicated on Mel Brooks’ Oscar-nominated movie which starred Gene Wilder as Dr Frederick Frankenstein, a descendant of the deranged Victor.

Dwelling in New York, he tries to minimize the household identify, till he inherits the notorious citadel and discovers Victor’s ebook: “How I Did It”.

Noble will play Frankenstein’s hunchbacked servant, Igor.

Joseph will seem as housekeeper Frau Blucher, whose very identify causes horses to rear in fright; whereas West Finish star Hadley Fraser will take the primary function of Dr Frederick Frankenstein.

Brooks will produce the present, which is able to open for a pre-West Finish season in Newcastle on 26 August till 9 September.

It can then open on the Garrick Theatre on 28 September.

The musical beforehand ran on Broadway between 2007 and 2009.

The cult movie on which it is primarily based was co-written by Brooks and Wilder, and earned them an Oscar nomination for finest tailored screenplay.