Get ready to go back to the future in 2020.
After years in gestation, the long-awaited musical based on the 1985 film Back to the Future finally has a world premiere date.
Back to the Future: The Musical will hit the stage early in 2020, showing at the Manchester Opera House in the UK from February 20 through May 17. According to Playbill, a London engagement will follow at a West End venue.
The musical is directed by Tony-winner John Rando from a book by the film’s co-writer Bob Gale. Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis is attached as a producer.
“Bob Zemeckis and I have been trying to get this project off the ground for years, but good things take time and finally, the time is right,” said Gale. “Our cast is outstanding, the songs are fantastic, and director John Rando is doing an amazing job ensuring the show truly captures the magic of the movie. We’re thrilled that we can retell our story on stage in a brand-new way, and we’re certain that Back to the Future fans all over the world will share our enthusiasm. In the words of Marty McFly, ‘your kids are gonna love it’ — and so will you and your parents.”
Olly Dobson has been set as Marty McFly. The role of Dr. Emmett Brown has not yet been announced.