Back To The Future The Musical will begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End on 20 August 2021.
The highly anticipated new musical will star Broadway’s Roger Bart (The Producers, Desperate Housewives) and Olly Dobson as ‘Dr Emmett Brown’ and ‘Marty McFly’ respectively. Lead casting will feature Hugh Coles as ‘George McFly’, Rosanna Hyland as ‘Lorraine Baines’, Cedric Neal as ‘Goldie Wilson’, Aidan Cutler as ‘Biff Tannen’, Courtney-Mae Briggs as ‘Jennifer Parker’, Will Haswell as ‘Dave McFly’, Emma Lloyd as ‘Linda McFly’ and Mark Oxtoby as ‘Strickland’.
Producer Colin Ingram said: “I’m delighted to announce today that our spectacular new musical theatre show Back to the Future will premiere in the West End on August 20 at the Adelphi Theatre.
“We look forward to welcoming our audience back to the theatre after so many months of being starved of live entertainment, with this heartening, hilarious story set to multi-Grammy winners Silvestri and Ballard’s fantastic new songs, alongside the original classics from the movie.”
Based on the classic 80s film starring Michael J Fox, this new musical stage adaption 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 musical’s out-of-town opening at Manchester Opera House in March 2020 received an incredible reaction from critics and the public alike, but was cut short when theatres were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic exactly a year ago.
Tune into Comic Relief on BBC1 this Friday 19 March to see a bespoke sketch created by Bob Gale and specially commissioned for Comic Relief has been directed by Richard Curtis.
Other West End shows confirming opening dates include Jersey Boys (28 July), Cruise (18 May), Les Miserables – The Staged Concert (20 May), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (20 May), Six (21 May), The Play That Goes Wrong (18 June), The Prince of Egypt (1 July), Death Drop (19 May), Anything Goes (23 July), The Phantom of the Opera (21 July), Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (1 July), Cinderella (14 July), Hairspray (22 June), Magic Mike Live (21 May) and Bring It On: The Musical (8 December).