After six years in the making, Manchester will be the first to see Back To The Future The Musical when it opens at Manchester Opera House in February 2020.
Olly Dobson will play the lead role of Marty McFly. His previous West End credits include the original cast of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical and Matilda.
Marty is a rock ‘n’ roll teenager who is accidentally transported back to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr Emmett Brown. But before he can return to 1985, Marty must make sure his high school-aged parents fall in love in order to save his own existence.
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. In the words of Marty McFly, ‘your kids are gonna love it’ – and so will you and your parents. There’s truly no better way to celebrate the movie’s 35th Anniversary, and we’re happy to say ‘The Future’ is coming back!”
When is Back To The Future The Musical coming to Manchester?
Back To The Future The Musical is coming to the Manchester Opera House 20 February 2020 – 17 May 2020
When do tickets for Back To The Future The Musical at Manchester Opera House go on sale?
Tickets for Back To The Future The Musical at Manchester Opera House go on sale at 10am on Friday 24 May 2019.