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'Back to the Future' musical heading to London's West End in 2021

The acclaimed stage show based on the '80s sci-fi film classic will make its West End debut next year.

2020-09-08

Fire up the DeLorean, because a musical stage adaptation of Back to the Future is heading to London's West End in 2021.

Back to the Future The Musical, which made its debut at the Manchester Opera House earlier this year before coronavirus curtailed its run, will opwn at London's Adelphi Theatre from 14 May 2021.

Featuring music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard, Back to the Future The Musical received rave review from critics during its all-too-short run in Manchester.

Tickets are set to go on sale from 14 September, with prices starting from less than £20 as the theatre industry attempts to get back on track following a rocky 2020 (and you can get yours here).

The original Back to the Future film was released in 1985 and starred Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, who accidentally travels back to the 1950s after using the a time-traveling DeLorean car built Dr Emmett Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd).

The musical stage show has already been given the seal of approval from Lloyd, 81, who said in a statement: "I'm delighted that Back to the Future The Musical will be up and running in London in mid-May.

"I've heard nothing but great things about the show's run in Manchester, so I'm excited to finally see it for myself.

I've already heard some of the new songs and met many of the cast members, particularly Roger Bart who plays Doc, so I'm confident the stage version will be exactly what our fans have been hoping for.

"And, Great Scott - I can't wait to hear Doc Brown sing!"

Tickets for Back to the Future The Musical go on sale Monday 14 September here.