Back to the Future musical to open in London

Back to the Future is set to return – but this time to London’s West End.

Next year, 30 years on from the original film’s release, the Back to the Future musical will hit the stage.

The 1980’s phenomenon is being resurrected by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, who wrote the original, and rumour is it’s been in the pipeline for more than a decade.

The film, which starred Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd, saw Marty McFly (Fox) team up with Doc Brown (Lloyd) to travel back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents’ early relationship in the process.

Gale said the stage version wouldn’t stick slavishly to the script of the movie. He added: “The script stands on its own. It’s a different version of the same story.”

Songs will include “The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis And The News (the movie’s opening song), “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry, “Earth Angel” by The Penguins and “Mr Sandman” by Pat Ballard.

“We intend to use music from the movie along with brand new songs to make a version of Back to the Future that is fresh, entertaining and takes advantage of all the amazing things that can now be done on stage,” Gale told the BTTF site.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film.”

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