Great Scott! A Back To The Future Musical Is Coming To The West End

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Great Scott! A Back To The Future Musical Is Coming To The West End

Synchronise your watches! A Back to the Future musical is set to hit the West End... although if you want to see it right now, you'll need a time machine.

The all-singing, all-dancing production, inspired by the trilogy of oedipal time-travelling action films in the 80s and 90s, premieres in Manchester in February 2020. Running at the Manchester Opera House until 17 May, the show then transfers to London's West End.

As yet, there's no specific date for the London premiere, or the release of tickets. Fingers crossed it's sometime later in 2020.

Fans concerned that their beloved film is about to be butchered a la Planet of the Apes the Musical, can take solace in that Bob Gale, who co-wrote the original films with director Robert Zemekis, has also masterminded the stage production.

Marty McFly will be played by Olly Dobson, already known for his West End appearances in Bat Out of Hell The Musical, and Matilda. Other cast members are yet to be announced. Although we can probably rule out a turn from Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc Brown in the films, he will be at the premiere. Lloyd said:

Ever since Bob Gale told me about this, I've been eagerly anticipating it and, in particular, wondering what it will be like to hear Doc Brown sing.

Oh, and in case you're wondering: both The Power of Love and Johnny B. Goode will feature in the musical. Rock on.

Last Updated 17 May 2019