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Back to the Future musical world premiere further casting announced

Find out who will be joining Olly Dobson as Marty McFly

Cedric Neal and Rosanna Hyland
Cedric Neal and Rosanna Hyland
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Further casting has been announced for Back to the Future the Musical.

Joining the previously announced Olly Dobson in the show will be Hugh Coles (The Festival) as George, Rosanna Hyland (School of Rock) as Lorraine and Cedric Neal (Chess) as Goldie.

Directed by John Rando (Urinetown), the show is based on the 1985 film of the same name, about the teenager Marty McFly who is accidentally sent back in time and has to make sure his parents fall in love.

The new musical will have a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, with the show also featuring numbers like "The Power of Love" and "Johnny B Goode", which both feature in the original film.

You can have a first listen to Neal performing "Gotta Start Somewhere", a new number from the show:

The design team is composed of Tim Hatley (set and costume design), Hugh Vanstone (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound) and Finn Ross (video), with choreography by Chris Bailey, illusions by Paul Kieve and musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Nick Finlow. Orchestrations will be by Ethan Popp, with dance arrangements by David Chase.

Tickets for the show, which opens at Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020, are on sale now. Plans for a subsequent West End run are to be revealed.