Back To The Future musical coming to West End

News Simon Brew
31 Jan 2014 - 10:51
Back to the Future. One franchise, two great endings.

Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Alan Silvestri are amongst the team bringing Back To The Future: The Musical to London in 2015...

The trend of adapting big movies into stage shows is accelerating if anything, with word already coming through earlier this year of a Groundhog Day musical, with Tim Minchin involved. You can read about that here.

However, that news has now been trumped by the announcement of a Back To The Future stage production, which is set to premiere in London in 2015. That makes it in time for the 30th anniversary of the first film, and the director of the movies - Robert Zemeckis - will also be helming the stage show.

It'll be a musical - we look forward to the song about how someone's mother unwittingly fancies their own son (we trust you wouldn't do anything as daft as attempt to come up with lyrics in the comments below) - and Zemeckis will be writing the book for the show, along with Bob Gale (the other original screenwriter) and Jamie Lloyd.

Alan Silvestri, who composed the score to the trilogy, is on board to compose the music this time around, and he'll be collaborating with Glen Ballard on the songs. Ballard co-wrote the music for the stage adaptation of Ghost. Skateboards too will be involved.

We're fascinated to see how this one turns out. Not least because if it's a hit, we'd be doubly fascinated to see if they attempt to do Part II on the stage as well...

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