Back To The Future The Musical’s performances at London’s Adelphi Theatre will now begin on 20 August 2021. The musical’s out-of-town opening at Manchester Opera House in March 2020 closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic exactly a year ago.
Roger Bart and Olly Dobson will play the roles of Dr Emmett Brown and Marty McFly respectively. Hugh Coles performs 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.
Also in the cast will be Rhianne Alleyne, Amy Barker, Matt Barrow, Joshua Clemetson, Jamal Crawford, Bessy Ewa, Ryan Heenan, Cameron McAllister, Alessia McDermott, Laura Mullowney, Nic Myers, Shane O’Riordan, Katharine Pearson, Oliver Tester and Justin Thomas.
Based on the Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, Back To The Future The Musical 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 cast will appear in a special performance on Comic Relief, which will air on BBC1 on 19 March 2021. The bespoke sketch created by Gale and specially commissioned for Comic Relief has been directed by Richard Curtis.
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 20 August 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.”
Back To The Future The Musical is directed by Tony Award-winning director John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town), alongside Tim Hatley (set and costume design), lighting design by Tim Lutkin, lighting consultant Hugh Vanstone, Gareth Owen (sound) and Finn Ross (video), with choreography by Chris Bailey, musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow and Illusions by Chris Fisher. Orchestrations are by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, with dance arrangements by David Chase. Casting is by David Grindrod Associates.