I’m a huge fan of Back to the Future. I saw it for the first time in January 1986 and maybe a hundred times since.
‘Didn’t I want to see it unfiltered by the opinions of others?’: Mark Shenton explores critical opinion and its influence on perception
One of the pleasures — but also the risks — of being a theatre critic is that you come first to a new production, ready to form your own opinions on what you’ve seen, before you’ve already encountered or digested the opinions of others.
‘A feelgood triumph?’: Mark Shenton finds out what critics thought of Back To The Future, a West End premiere not without drama
Although this newsletter officially remains on hiatus and will resume publication on Monday 20 September, I’m interrupting my time on the beach for a second time to deliver this bulletin with the reviews of Back To The Future that opened officially at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre on Monday.
As more West End shows have to cancel shows, industry figures respond to ‘inadequate’ Government insurance scheme
Though theatres are now operating at full capacity (if they choose to) — and audiences are wearing masks only if they choose to, as well — there is a great deal of uncertainty, as performances are being routinely suspended at the very last minute if a cast member proves positive or has come into contact with someone who has.
As restrictions lift, Mark Shenton offers a comprehensive update on opening nights in London & across the UK
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres start reopening from tonight (17 May) in London and at other theatres in the UK.
Mark Shenton’s weekly chart of forthcoming theatrical comings & goings has some new entries
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres prepare to re-open from next month onwards. It will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
Returning & new productions heading for the West End & beyond post-lockdown: Are you up to date?
Meanwhile, I want to start keeping track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, in a new feature here that will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
NEWS: Back to the Future the Musical is set for its West End opening in August 2021
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.
NEWS: Back to the Future The Musical transfers to the West End in May 2021
Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost – The Musical) and Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale (creators of the Back To The Future film trilogy) have announced that Back To The Future The Musical will transfer to the West End’s Adelphi Theatre, previewing from 14 May 2020, following an out-of-town opening at Manchester Opera House in March 2020.
NEWS: Back To The Future The Musical will open in Manchester in February 2020 before West End run
Back To The Future The Musical will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May, prior to transferring to the West End.