“We’re going Back… to the Future!”
Ever wondered what the future holds? I don’t need a DeLorean to tell you it involves a Back to the Future musical, because that news reached us today without any time-travel shenanigans. Yes, the classic 80s comedy is hitting the West End next year, and we can hardly wait (sadly, we don’t have any means to nip into the future and see it).
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GREAT SCOTT! Turn your flux capacitor on and get ready for 1.21 gigawatts of excitement… . . Back To The Future – Musical is gonna change musical history at the Manchester Opera House for 12 weeks only from 20 February 2020 ⚡️ . . From Back To the Future's original creators Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and the combined eight-time Grammy Award-winning pairing of Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard will send you on an electrifying ride through time with an all-new score alongside the movie’s iconic hits, including The Power of Love, Johnny B Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time! 🎸 🎟️ . . Tickets are On-Sale @ 10:00am Fri 24th May 🎟️ Sign-Up for an exclusive Priority Ticket Pre-Sale @ 12:00pm on Thursday 23 HERE: http://po.st/BTTFfb 👈 #backtothefuturemusical #backtothefuturethemusical
A tad unusually for a big splashy musical adaptation, Back to the Future will be heading off on a Manchester run before turning up in London. It’ll be premiering at the Manchester Opera House on February 20th, and conclude on May 17th, before hopping on the road (let’s face it, when time is of the essence, national rail is not your friend) and setting up in the West End.
Although the production is still in the early stages, Back to the Future has already found its Marty McFly: Olly Dobson, who’s previously starred in West End productions of Matilda and Bat Out Of Hell. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, creators of the original film, have helped bring the musical version to life, and they’ve already confirmed that two Absolute Bangers from the film – Johnny B. Goode and The Power of Love – will be in the show.
Manchester tickets will go on sale on May 24th, and you can find them here. Tickets for the London show are yet to go on sale, but rest assured that as soon as they do, we’ll be gunning for them at 88 miles per hour!
Featured image: IMDb
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