Further casting has been announced for BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical which opens at the Manchester Opera House in February 2020.
The highly anticipated theatrical production of the classic 80s film will feature Hugh Coles as ‘George’, Rosanna Hyland as ‘Lorraine’, Cedric Neal as ‘Goldie’ and previously announced Olly Dobson as ‘Marty McFly’.
Hugh Coles is best known for his tv roles including last year’s British summer movie The Festival, BBC seriesDefending the Guilty, Sky Arts Urban Myths: The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie for Sky Arts and the final series of ITV’s Doc Martin.
Rosanna Hyland’s theatre credits include School Of Rock The Musical (Gillian Lynne), Urinetown (Apollo), Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Sister Act The Musical (London Palladium) and Carousel (The Savoy).
Cedric Neal most recently was a semi-finalist on The Voice UK 2019 Series. He made his West End debut as ‘Berry Gordy’ in the original London cast of Motown The Musical. Other theatre credits include Chess (London’s Coliseum), The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre), Rhythm Of Life (St. James’s Theatre) and Porgy and Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
The long awaited production will have 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 musical will be directed by John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town), alongside the multi Tony and Olivier Award-winning design team of Tim Hatley (set and costume design), Hugh Vanstone and Tim Lutkin (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound) and Finn Ross (video), with choreography by Chris Bailey, illusions by Paul Kieve and musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Nick Finlow. Orchestrations will be by Ethan Popp, with dance arrangements by David Chase.
BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will run for a strictly limited 12-week season from 20 February 2020 until 17 May 2020 at the Manchester Opera House, prior to a West End transfer.