Production photos displaying the world premiere of the new ‘Back to the Future’ musical have been released. The stage adaptation, based on the cult-classic 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, opened at the Manchester Opera House in England on 20 February 2020.
While the show will play a limited run until 17 May 2020, the musical hopes to pay homage to the hit movie with new photos attesting to the film’s original aesthetic.
‘Back to the Future’ features a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award winner, Glen Ballard. Fans will be happy to also hear the familiar hits, ‘The Power of Love’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’, which have also made their way into the musical.
The production stars Olly Dobson as Marty McFly and Tony award-winner Roger Bart as Dr Emmett Brown. Also joining the cast are Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines, Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson, Courtney-Mae Briggs as Jennifer Parker, Will Haswell as Dave McFly, Aidan Cutler as Biff, and Emma Lloyd as Linda McFly.
Rounding out the ensemble 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.
Directed by Tony Award-winning John Rando, he leads an impressive team of creatives including set and costume designers Hugh Vanstone and Tim Lutkin, sound designer Gareth Owen, music supervisor and arranger Nick Finklow, orchestrators Ethan Popp and Bryan Cook, dance arranger David Chase, videographer Finn Ross, illusionist Chris Fisher and choreographer Chris Bailey.
‘Back to the Future’ follows Marty McFly who is mistakenly transported back in time via his new, somewhat crazy friend Dr Brown and his time-travelling DeLorean. Before Marty can return back home, he must ensure his high-schooler parents fall in love or he may cease to exist. The musical is based on the 80s film of the same name that was created by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis.
After it’s 12-week run at Manchester’s Opera House, the musical will transfer to West End.
View the full gallery of images below. Alternatively, to make a date with history and learn more, visit the Back to the Future Musical Website.
Photography by Sean Ebsworth Barnes.