Back To The Future: The Musical will open in Manchester in 2020 before a planned West End transfer.
Based on the iconic 1985 film of the same name, the Back to the Future musical will begin performers at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020.
It’ll run for 12 weeks until May 17 ahead of a transfer to London’s West End. Details about the West End run have yet to be announced.
Back to the Future follows Marty McFly who finds himself travelling back in time 30 years thanks to a time-traveling DeLorean created by Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown. Encountering young versions of his parents he must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist, while also attempting to return to the present and save Doc’s life.
The musical adaption is directed by Urinetown’s John Rando with a book by Bob Gale, writer and producer of the original film.
The score will be made up of new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard plus songs from the film including Oscar nominated The Power Of Love.
Olly Dobson (Bat Out of Hell) will play the lead role of Marty with Hugh Coles (The Festival) as George, Rosanna Hyland (School of Rock) as Lorraine and Cedric Neal (Chess) as Goldie.
They’re joined by Aidan Cutler as Biff Tannen, Courtney-Mae Briggs as Jennifer Parker, Will Haswell as Dave McFly and Emma Lloyd as Linda McFly.
Completing the cast are Rhianne Alleyne, Amy Barker, Owen Chaponda, Jamal Crawford, Nathanael Landskroner, Bethany Rose Lythgoe, Cameron McAllister, Alessia McDermott, Laura Mullowney, Oliver Ormson, Mark Oxtoby, Katharine Pearson, Jemma Revell, Jake Small, Justin Thomas and Mitchell Zhangazha.
The creative team includes set and costume design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Gareth Owen, video by Finn Ross, choreography by Chris Bailey, illusions by Paul Kieve, musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Nick Finlow, orchestrations from Ethan Popp and dance arrangements from David Chase.
Alongside Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, who both worked on the original film, the musical will be produced by Colin Ingram who previously brought a musical adaption of Ghost to the stage.
Ingram said: “This show has been six years in the making and we are delighted to be showing it to the people of Manchester first before the rest of the world gets to see it. As I did with Ghost, Manchester gets it first.”
Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc Brown in the original movie, said: “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!”
Tickets for the run at the Manchester Opera House are on sale now.