Theatre actor Cory English is set to join Back to the Future The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre playing ‘Doctor Emmett Brown’.
Cory will play the role for 6 weeks only from 23 November 2022 to 3 January 2023, covering for Tony Award winner Roger Bart.
Roger Bart is back in the show on 5 January 2023, before finishing up at the Adelphi on 20 March 2023 and heading to New York for the new Broadway production of the show.
Bart starts on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on 30 June, with an official opening on 3 August 2023.
Back to the Future is the critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical, which opened in London last September 2021 at the Adelphi Theatre.
Cory English played Max Bialystock in the West End and UK Touring productions of The Producers, directed by Susan Stroman, and his other credits include Sleepless at Troubadour Theatre Wembley Park, She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Igor in Young Frankenstein on Broadway and in the West End, and Benny Southstreet in Michael Grandage’s West End production of Guys & Dolls.
Back to the Future currently stars Tony Award-winning Roger Bart and Ben Joyce as ‘Dr Emmett Brown’ and ‘Marty McFly’ respectively, with Amber Davies as ‘Lorraine Baines’, Oliver Nicholas as ‘George McFly’, Jordan Benjamin as ‘Goldie Wilson’, Harry Jobson as ‘Biff Tannen’, Sophie Naglik as ‘Jennifer Parker’, Gary Trainor as ‘Strickland’, Will Haswell as alternate ‘Marty McFly’ and ‘Dave McFly’ and Emma Lloyd as ‘Linda McFly’. Also in the cast are Amy Barker, Simeon Beckett, Sia Dauda, Tyler Davis, Glen Facey, Dylan Gordon-Jones, Adam Margilewski, Cameron McAllister, Alessia McDermott, Bryan Mottram, Laura Mullowney, Anna Murray, Jon Reynolds, Melissa Rose, Georgia Tapp, Justin Thomas, Charley Warburton and Tavio Wright.
The show has a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film including The Power of Love and Johnny B. Goode. The show is directed by Tony Award-winning director John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town), alongside the multi Tony and Olivier Award-winning design team of Tim Hatley (set and costume design), Tim Lutkin (lighting), Hugh Vanstone (lighting consultant), Gareth Owen (sound) and Finn Ross (video), with choreography by Chris Bailey, musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow and Illusions by Chris Fisher. Orchestrations are by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, with dance arrangements by David Chase. Casting is by David Grindrod Associates.
The musical is based on the much-loved movie starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as Dr Emmett Brown.