Doc Brown is at it again, this time in London’s West End district with Back to the Future: The Musical — yeah, you read that right. Yes, the adventures of Marty McFly and his time traveling DeLorean are finally on stage. And it’s running now at the Adelphi Theatre.
A new trailer for the musical shows off a variety of songs and effects from the stage musical. Power of Love makes an appearance, as you might expect, as does what looks like a full size DeLorean car. The video showcases several iconic scenes from the 1985 classic, including the lightning finale.
The adaptation stars Olly Dobson as Marty McFly, best known for Bat Out of Hell and Carrie, and Roger Bart as Doc Brown. Bart has a storied Broadway career, originating the role of Carmen Ghia in Mel Brooks’ The Producers musical and reprising the role in the film. Bart has also originated the role of Dr. Frankenstein in the musical adaption of Brooks’ Young Frankenstein and is the singing voice for Hercules in Disney’s animated film — best known for the song “Go the Distance.”
Like many musicals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Back to the Future is finally making it to the stage after a long struggle. The musical was originally slated for debut in 2015, but didn’t premiere until 2020, at the Manchester Opera House. After closing down that successful production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show finally moved into the Adelphi Theatre on West End and now runs eight times a week. The Adelphi Theatre does require either proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test to attend the production.