The musical based on the hit film will play at the Manchester Opera House before heading to London.

Olly Dobson as Marty McFly

Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost – The Musical) and the creators of the film Back To The Future, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale have announced that Back to the Future the Musical will open at the Manchester Opera House on the 20th February 2020 for a limited season, prior to a West End run. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on the 24th May.

Based on the Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, the new musical will feature a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film including The Power of Love and Johnny B. Goode.

The musical is set to be directed by  Tony Award-winning director John Rando (UrinetownOn The Town). Meanwhile, the creative team will also include Tim Hatley (set and costume design), Hugh Vanstone (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound) and Finn Ross (video), with choreography by Chris Bailey, illusions by Paul Kieve and musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Nick Finlow. 

Meanwhile, it has also been announced that the role of Marty McFly will be played by Olly Dobson whose previous West End credits include the original cast of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical and Matilda. Further casting is set to be announced soon.

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.

Back to the Future 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.

Producer Colin 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 – The Musical, Manchester gets it first, so synchronize your watches because, when this musical hits 88 mph, you’re going to see some serious…entertainment!”

Back to the Future the Musical will play at the Manchester Opera House from the 20th February until the 17th May 2020.