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5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for ‘Back to the Future The Musical’

10 September 2020 by TodayTix
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Back to the Future The Musical at the Manchester Opera House (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

Does anyone have a time-traveling DeLorean we can borrow? We need to get to May 2021 stat for the West End premiere of Back to the Future The Musical, which starts performances at the Adelphi Theatre on 14 May 2021.

Based on the beloved 1985 classic film, Back to the Future The Musical brings all your favorite characters to life on stage in a story that truly stands the test of time. Check out a teaser of the production below!

Why are we so excited for this new musical adventure? Find out just some of the reasons we can’t wait to experience this story onstage below, and book tickets now to see Back to the Future The Musical in the West End.

The musical was created by the team behind the film.

Sometimes when a movie is brought to the stage, a new team tackles the material and makes revisions and updates without working on the original source material. Well, that’s not the case with Back to the Future The Musical. The masterminds behind the film trilogy – Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale — co-created the musical, and Gale even wrote the book for the show. We feel completely safe with these geniuses piloting the DeLorean.

Back to the Future The Musical at the Manchester Opera House (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

The film’s composer is creating a new original score for the stage.

Marty McFly is a wannabe rock star so you know the music has to be good. Alan Silvestri wrote the film’s iconic score, and he’s back writing new tunes alongside Glen Ballard for the stage version as well. Check out two sneak peak music videos of songs from the show below. And don’t worry: hits from the film like “The Power of Love” (see below) and “Johnny B. Goode” are still there onstage.

The cast is absolutely perfect.

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox set high bars with their performances onscreen as the eccentric Doc Brown and lovable Marty McFly, but Roger Bart and Olly Dobson are here to give those roles new life onstage. Bart is a seasoned and celebrated character actor, whose past roles include Hades in Hercules and Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. We’re certain he has the right amount of wacky to really nail the role. Olly Dobson cut his teeth in shows like Matilda and Bat Out of Hell in the West End, and if the photos from the Manchester are any indication, he oozes Marty McFly cool factor.

Roger Bart and Olly Dobson in Back to the Future The Musical at the Manchester Opera House (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

The special effects are going to be amazing and intense…err, heavy.

Sure, high speed car chases and time travel can be achieved on screen through special effects, but nothing beats theatrical magic. According to Gale, “You will be convinced that the DeLorean really does go 88 miles per hour,” and we can’t wait to see what illusionist Chris Fisher has up his sleeve. Check out all of the iconic moments from the movie we can’t wait to see onstage here!

Back to the Future The Musical at the Manchester Opera House (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

It’s Back to the Future The Musical.

This is the main reason we’re looking for any way we can to time travel to May 2021. This story is so universal and so beloved, and it already has a few musicals numbers in it! (We’re looking at you “Johnny B. Goode.”) We can’t wait to see how this timeless story of friendship, family, and love comes to life in a new way onstage.

So stock up on plutonium. Set your flux capacitor. And rev up your Delorean to 88 miles per hour and get ready to see some serious stage power. Book tickets to Back to the Future The Musical on TodayTix now.