Great Scott! It was and remains a classic movie from the 1980s and now it’s going to be reinvented as a stage musical. Grab your hoverboard because Back To The Future The Musical is introducing itself at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a 12-week season before the cast (including Olly Dobson as Marty) and crew squeeze into the DeLorean to travel to the West End.
Based on the 1985 smash hit film, Back To The Future The Musical will have a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film including ‘The Power of Love’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’. The Manchester Opera season finishes on 17 May, prior to transferring to the West End.
The role of Marty McFly will be played by Olly Dobson, whose previous West End credits include the original cast of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical and Matilda and the production will be directed by Tony Award-winning director John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town).
All members of the original cast of the film are excited about this new musical version. Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc Brown, 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. So I’m really looking forward to attending the opening in Manchester to experience our wonderful movie as a musical. I’m only sorry I don’t have a real time machine so that I could see it tomorrow!”
Bob Gale, who wrote the film with Robert Zemeckis and who is writing the book for the musical said: “Bob Zemeckis and I have been trying to get this project off the ground for years, but good things take time and finally, the time is right. Our cast is outstanding, the songs are fantastic, and director John Rando is doing an amazing job ensuring the show truly captures the magic of the movie. We’re thrilled that we can retell our story on stage in a brand-new way, and we’re certain that Back to the Future fans all over the world will share our enthusiasm.”
GREAT SCOTT! #BackToTheFuture The Musical is gonna change musical history at the Manchester Opera House for 12 weeks only from 20 Feb 2020 â¡ï¸— Back to the Future (@BTTFmusical) May 17, 2019
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