Musicals are a mixed bag to your average Outposter. You can sit in the theater with your wife loving Wicked, while you wonder what all the fuss was about and reflecting that it is two hours of your life you will never get back.

While you tap along to Spamalot, you always knew Cats would be a disaster, if only they had asked you, and you can’t watch Rent with a straight face anymore.

You have to tread carefully, as getting it wrong means you might as well have been caught by your friends watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Maybe, just maybe another is to be added to the list of Outposter approved musicals, in the form of Back To The Future: The Musical. Now it has a trailer.

Back To The Future: The Musical features music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard with the book by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, adapted from their original screenplay.

The show features original music alongside hits from the film, including The Power of Love and Johnny B. Goode.


The was originally slated to make its world première in London’s West End in 2015, the year to which the trilogy’s characters traveled in Back To The Future Part II. However, after director Jamie Lloyd left the production in August 2014, due to “creative differences” with Zemeckis, the production’s release date was pushed to a 2016 opening.

Then it was delayed in development once again before, in May 2019, it was announced the show would receive its world premiere at Manchester Opera House in February 2020 o test audiences before moving to the West End of London. Los Angeles and Broadway plans were also on the drawing board.

It opened in Manchester, UK to test audiences as expected but then the ‘Rona came and delayed West End transfer and any Los Angeles or New York plans. Now things are moving again as theaters open up and audiences return.


Back To The Future stars Olly Dobson, playing the role of protagonist Marty McFly, originally portrayed by Michael J. Fox. Tony Award winner Roger Bart plays Emmett “Doc” Brown, originally portrayed by Christopher Lloyd.

The Guardian reports that fans of the film franchise gave the play strong reviews, saying it is:

“…a wonderful tribute to the film…”

They went on to say that:

“…The final action sequence alone was worth the price of admission. This is the new standard of spectacle, I feel like people are going to be talking about this for a long time.”

Sounds promising.

To Like us on Facebook Click Here
To Follow us on Twitter Click Here


Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube