Back to the Future Musical Finds Its George McFly, Mayor Goldie Wilson, and Lorraine Baines

International News   Back to the Future Musical Finds Its George McFly, Mayor Goldie Wilson, and Lorraine Baines
 
The stage adaptation of the 1985 comedy will premiere in Manchester before a West End bow.
Hugh Coles, Cedric Neal, and Rossanna Hyland
Hugh Coles, Cedric Neal, and Rossanna Hyland

A U.K. newcomer and two stage veterans have joined the cast of the upcoming Back to the Future musical, set to make its world premiere at the Manchester Opera House February 20, 2020, before a subsequent West End bow.

Recent LAMDA grad Hugh Coles, seen in the 2018 comedy The Festival, will play George McFly, with Rosanna Hyland (West End’s School of Rock, Sister Act) as Lorraine Baines and current The View UpStairs star Cedric Neal (The Voice UK, Motown, Porgy and Bess) as Mayor Goldie Wilson.

Olly Dobson as Marty McFly
Olly Dobson as Marty McFly

The three join the previously announced Olly Dobson, who will star as Marty McFly (the role originated on screen by Michael J. Fox) in the John Rando-helmed musical. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

LISTEN: Hear the New Version of 'Back in Time' From the Upcoming Back to the Future Musical

The show, featuring a book by the movie’s co-writer, Bob Gale, will feature additional songs from the source material, including “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode,” but will largely be comprised of an original score by Glen Ballard (Jagged Little Pill) and original film composer Alan Silvestri. Dobson previously offered a sample of the duo’s collaboration with the track “Put Your Mind to It.”

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