Back To The Future The Musical at Manchester Opera House – CANCELLED

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
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Back To The Future The Musical at Manchester Opera House, City Centre 20 February — 17 May 2020 Tickets from £19.95 — Book now

The new stage musical of the 1985 movie and pop cult classic Back To The Future receives its world premiere at Manchester Opera House before transferring to London’s West End.

Great Scott! We’re thrilled that this new stage musical will have its world premiere in Manchester.

Set in California in 1985, Back to the Future tells the story of Marty McFly, a rock ‘n’ roll teenager who is accidentally thrown back to the 1950s when an experiment by his friend, Dr Emmett Brown, goes wrong. Travelling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters high school-aged versions of his parents – and he has to make sure that they fall in love to save his own existence.

Olly Dobson will take the iconic role of time-travelling teen Marty McFly, played by Michael J Fox in the original film. This will be Dobson’s biggest role to date – his previous West End credits include the Meat Loaf musical, Bat Out of Hell and Matilda.

Turn your flux capacitor on and get ready for 1.21 gigawatts of excitement.

Directed by the Tony-award winning John Rando, the iconic film will be adapted for the stage by its original creators, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis. And the combined eight-time Grammy Award-winning duo – Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard – will send audiences on an electrifying dalliance through time with an all-new musical score. Do not fear – the movie’s much-loved soundtrack will still feature, including The Power of Love, Johnny B Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time.

We’ve heard that the 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. I’m only sorry I don’t have a real time machine so that I could see it tomorrow.”

Back To The Future The Musical at Manchester Opera House, City Centre 20 February — 17 May 2020 Tickets from £19.95 Book now

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