Back To The Future: The Musical is coming to London's Adelphi Theatre in May 2021

Following an out-of-town tryout at the Manchester Opera House, a new musical based on the epic movie will be transporting into the West End in Summer 2021

Exterior of the Adelphi Theatre with newly painted Back to the Future mural - Photo: Andy Paradise
Exterior of the Adelphi Theatre with newly painted Back to the Future mural - Photo: Andy Paradise

After an opening run in Manchester, Back To The Future: The Musical is making its way into the Adelphi Theatre in 2021. Based on the mega blockbuster film, a new musical has been created by the film’s screenwriters, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis. The musical will include the classic anthems from the film “Power of Love” and “Johnny B Goode” along with new music and lyrics by Grammy award winners Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard.

Casting includes: Roger Bart as ‘Dr Emmett Brown’, Olly Dobson as ‘Marty McFly’, Hugh Coles as ‘George McFly’, Rosanna Hyland as ‘Lorraine Baines’, Cedric Neal as ‘Goldie Wilson’, Aidan Cutler as ‘Biff Tannen’ and Courtney-Mae Briggs as ‘Jennifer Parker’ with further casting to be announced soon.

The movie was released in 1985, starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as Dr Emmett Brown. The film grossed $360.6 million (£279 million) at the box office worldwide and the total box office for all three films in the Back to the Future franchise was $936.6 million (over $1.8 billion in today’s money).

Marty McFly 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.