Back To The Future: The Musical is set to premiere in London’s West End in Summer 2021.
Based on the iconic 1980s film franchise starring Michael J Fox, the highly anticipated stage adaptation will open at the Adelphi Theatre in London from 14 May 2021. The show will have an initial 4-month booking period running until 26 September 2021.
Broadway and TV star Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives, The Producers) and Olly Dobbins will reprise their roles of ‘Doc Brown’ and ‘Marty McFly’ from the Manchester Opera House production which opened to rave reviews in March 2020. The 12-week Manchester run was curtailed due to covid-19, which also led to the West End premiere being delayed until 2021.
Also returning to the production will be Hugh Coles as ‘George McFly’, Rosanna Hyland as ‘Lorraine Baines’, Cedric Neal as ‘Goldie Wilson’, Aidan Cutler as ‘Biff Tannen’ and Courtney-Mae Briggs as ‘Jennifer Parker’.
Back To The Future The Musical 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.
Bob Gale said, “Bob Zemeckis and I are over the moon to finally be opening Back to the Future The Musical in the West End at the historic Adelphi Theatre, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience our show. I promise, everyone will be delighted with how we’ve translated the movie to the stage. We’ve got all your favourite songs from the movie, and over a dozen news ones, brought to life by an incredible cast, along with some groundbreaking stagecraft, which we firmly believe raises the bar for production design and illusion. You will be convinced that the DeLorean really does go 88 miles per hour! I personally cannot wait to get back to Back to the Future in such a fabulous venue!”
Producer Colin Ingram said, “I’m delighted to announce today that Back To The Future will open next year at one of the foremost theatres in the West End. The response we received from audiences and critics in Manchester for this show was incredible.”
The show is directed by John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town) with design by Tim Hatley, choreography by Chris Bailey, illusions by Paul Kieve and musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Nick Finlow.
Back To The Future The Musical is booking from 14 May 2021 until 26 September 2021 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
Tickets on sale Thursday 10 September 2020 and for maximised flexibility customers will be able to exchange their ticket free of charge up to at least 24 hours prior to the event.