This year’s Heritage Production, Young Frankenstein, will be performed on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March 2024. Tickets cost €10 and will be on sale from all the School's offices from Monday 26 February 2024. More details can be found on our FAQ page.
About the story
Young Frankenstein was made in 1974 and is a comedy horror directed by Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder. The screenplay was co-written by Brooks and Wilder and is based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, with the addition of the sensational comedy associated with Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. The plot differs from the original, as it stars Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of the original Victor Frankenstein, who swears he wants nothing to do with his grandfather’s crazy work and then promptly follows in his grandfather’s footsteps and brings a dead man to life.
The film is such a success that it rates as number 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 funniest American Movies. In 2003, it was deemed culturally, historically or aesthetically significant by the United States National Film Preservation Board and selected for preservation in the Library of Congress National Film Registry. It was later adapted by Brooks and Thomas Meehan as a stage musical which opened on Broadway in 2007.
The production will be held at the School’s Multifunction Hall. Rehearsals are well underway, and the enthusiasm and groove that the cast exude indicates that Young Frankenstein will be a vibrant success!