Back to the Future
About Back to the Future
***** (Manchester Evening News)
“AN EXHILARATING MUSICAL ADVENTURE” (Whatsonstage)
Back to the Future: The Musical is set to rewrite theatre history when it opens in London this summer.
When Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the past and send himself... back to the future.
Based on the classic 1980s film, this spectacular and hilarious musical adventure will star Olly Dobson (Bat Out of Hell) and the Tony Award-winning Roger Bart (The Producers). Directed by the Tony Award-winning John Rando it features a score by legendary film composer Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard (Ghost The Musical), along with hit songs from the film.
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Back to the Future The Musical brings the iconic ‘80s film and pop culture phenomenon to the stage in a new, time-traveling musical. Back to the Future tells the story of Marty McFly, an average American teenager in the 1980s, who accidentally finds himself transported back in time to 1955. When he stirs up drama between the younger versions of his parents, he needs the help of quirky scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown to fix history and travel safely back to the ‘80s. The film debuted in 1985 and became an instant classic, igniting the start of a successful science fiction franchise with sequels Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III. The film made actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, who played Marty McFly and Doc Brown, into household names.
Reuniting the creative masterminds behind the movie, the new musical is created by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, with music from legendary songwriting team Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard. Loyal fans of the film will also hear some of their favorite songs from the movie mixed in with the musical’s new score. In addition to Back to the Future, members of the show’s creative team are well-known for their work on an impressive roster of award-winning films including Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Polar Express, Castaway, The Parent Trap, Avengers: Endgame, and other trailblazing cinematic works.
Whether you’re a fan of the original film or discovering the eccentric world of Back to the Future for the first time, the show is sure to become a favorite in its new home on the West End. The new musical premiered at the Manchester Opera House in early 2020, but its run was cut short due to the Covid-19 related theatre lockdowns. Now, the musical is staging its return at the Aldwych Theatre for May 2021. You can book tickets now to see Back To The Future The Musical in London.
What To Watch For
- The musical features some of the most popular songs from the film’s original score, including “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode."
- Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, the legendary composers and lyricists behind the show’s score, are longtime collaborators whose previous credits include “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,” “Death Becomes Her," “Castaway," and “Forrest Gump,” in addition to the original “Back to the Future” film trilogy.
- Roger Bart, playing the role of Dr. Emmett Brown (famously portrayed by Christopher Lloyd in the film), is a Tony Award-winning comedic actor known for originating roles in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Producers,” “Young Frankenstein.”
- Olly Dobson plays the lead role of Marty McFly in Back to the Future. He's previously been in West End musicals including Bat out of Hell and Carrie.