When you think of Back to the Future, you obviously think about the classic sci-fi movie trilogy from Robert Zemeckis. You may even think about some of the old attractions from Universal Studios (they certainly were a staple of my childhood). But a musical? I mean, it’s been years since rumors have circulated, and in the five or so years since then, you’d be forgiven if it’s all disappeared from your memory.
Forget no more! According to Playbill, a Back to the Future musical is set to hit Manchester and London’s West End soon…well, relatively soon, at least. The outlet states that Back to the Future will fly to the Manchester Opera House from February 20, 2020 through May 17, 2020, with the West End venue TBA. Marty McFly will be played by Olly Dobson, with Doc Brown’s actor to be announced later. The movie will also feature some of the score from the film itself as well as original work by Glen Ballard, with Zemeckis and film co-writer Bob Gale returning to write the play
Check out the promotional image below:
Wait a minute, ah… you're telling me you built a musical theater production out of our film about a DeLorean?
— Amblin (@amblin) May 17, 2019
“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,” said Gale. “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.”
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SOURCE: Playbill, Amblin