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

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Back to the future half term in manchester
Image courtesy of ATG

Back To The Future The Musical at Manchester Opera House, City Centre, 20 February–17 May 2020, 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
From £19.95

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Music Until 16 February 2023, from £9.50

Donna Candy at SOUP

vegan super club
Activity Until 17 February 2023, from £50

Supper Club at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School

Exhibitions Until 18 February 2023, FREE

The Confessional at HOME

Queer Contact 2023
Comedy Until 18 February 2023,

Queer Contact Festival 2023

PUSH Festival 2023 at HOME
Festivals Until 18 February 2023,

PUSH Festival 2023 at HOME

The Singing Mermaid at Waterside
Families Until 19 February 2023, from £14.00

The Singing Mermaid at Waterside CANCELLED

Activity Until 25 February 2023, from £13

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Tour

Fairy Tales at Z-Arts
Families Until 26 February 2023, from £3.00

Fairy Tales at Z-arts

Activity Until 6 March 2023, from £6.00

Shake it off: Music Video Dance Class with Girl Gang

Exhibitions Until 6 March 2023, FREE

Screen Time at KERB

The Lion King at the Palace Theatre
Families Until 11 March 2023, from £20.00

The Lion King at the Palace Theatre

Childrens Until 18 March 2023, FREE

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth