Great Scott! Back To The Future Is Being Turned Into A Musical

Laura O'Neill Laura O'Neill

Great Scott! Back To The Future Is Being Turned Into A Musical

Set your destination to the Manchester Opera House, 2020 and make a date with history – your future depends on it.

It’s been more than 30 years since we were blessed with Back To The Future. And in all those years it hasn’t lost any of its magic. From the characters to the soundtrack, it’s pure pop culture perfection. Which is why we’re beyond excited to hear the creators of the original film are turning it into a musical. And the best part? We’re getting it first!

Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost – The Musical) has confirmed the musical will open at Manchester Opera House on February 20 2020 for a limited 12-week season, before moving on to the West End.

The 1985 movie and pop culture phenomenon will be transported to the stage by creators of the original film, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis. And the role of Marty will be played by Olly Dobson (Bat Out of Hell), with further cast to be announced.


The combined eight-time Grammy Award-winning pairing of Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard will create an all-new score, alongside the movie’s iconic hits, including The Power of Love, Johnny B Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time.

Photo: 1985 Universal

Colin Ingram told What’s On Stage:

“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, Manchester gets it first.”

Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc Brown in the original film said:

“I’m really looking forward to attending the opening in Manchester to experience our wonderful movie as a musical. I’m only sorry I don’t have a real time machine so that I could see it tomorrow!”

Tickets will be available from 10am on May 24. For more information click here.

Also published on Medium.