Check out Christopher Lloyd working the stage door above as Marty McFly and Doc show up late (another fan call-back) for places in a preview for the upcoming Back to the Future musical. The musical opens February 20 in Manchester, England, ahead of a West End bow.
Olly Dobson stars as the time-traveling teen opposite Tony winner Roger Bart (The Producers, Young Frankenstein) as the eccentric scientist, with Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines, Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson, Courtney-Mae Briggs (Hamilton) as Jennifer Parker, Will Haswell (Jersey Boys) as Dave McFly, Aidan Cutler as Biff, and Emma Lloyd as Linda McFly.
The musical, based on the hit 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox and Lloyd, features a book by Bob Gale with new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, in addition to familiar tunes “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode.”
Rounding out the ensemble are Rhianne Alleyne, Amy Barker, Owen Chaponda, Jamal Crawford, Nathanael Landskroner, Bethany Rose Lythgoe, Cameron McAllister, Alessia McDermott, Laura Mullowney, Oliver Ormson, Mark Oxtoby, Katharine Pearson, Jemma Revell, Jake Small, Justin Thomas, and Mitchell Zhangazha.
John Rando directs, leading a team that includes set and costume designer Tim Hatley, lighting designers Hugh Vanstone and Tim Lutkin, sound designer Gareth Owen, music supervisor and arranger Nick Finklow, orchestrators Ethan Popp and Bryan Cook, and dance arranger David Chase, videographer Finn Ross, illusionist Chris Fisher, and choreographer Chris Bailey.