Back To The Future Musical!
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, it had been WAY too long since we’d been to see a London show, and this weekend we were reminded just how amazing, wonderful and fabulous that experience is with, it has to be said, one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen!
Back To The Future Musical isn’t brand new, it’s been a firecracker hit on the London West End scene for a while now, but it’s brand new to us and we were bowled over! I can’t imagine it’s going anywhere, any time soon however, get booking because it IS, OBVIOUSLY, one which sells tickets very fast. If you have a date in mind then remember, you can’t time travel to a point when there were seats avaialable!
Back To The Future was genuinely one of my favourite movies in the 80s. I watched it for the first time on the boat from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, I did this journey many times as my Dad lived in the Netherlands and this was playing in the cinema on the ferry for a LONG time. So I saw it LOTS! It never got old, I always enjoyed it and of course, in the years after, I have watched it many, many times. A classic for everyone and one of my all time faves alongside The Goonies and Ghost Busters (which was another ferry hit for me)! It stood the test of time too didn’t it, my own kids love the movie all these years later and I had very high expectations for the show. Which, it surpassed. In every way!
I’m trying to think of the words but all I can think of is wow, wow, WOW! I had a hunch, a friend if mine went a couple of week’s ago to see another of her friends who’s in the cast and she came away saying how ridiculously good it is. And it is, oh it SO is!
When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself… back to the future.
Everything about the show is just mesmerising, when you think of Starlight or Miss Saigon, how clever they were in the staging, then quadruple that in terms of awe. It’s just magic, it HAS to be magic?! I don’t know how they do it otherwise?! My jaw hit the floor, repeatedly!
The story is true but it has somehow got even better for the stage, something I’m still finding hard to fathom how they managed?! The whole audience was I’m raptures and at the applause, you know ow the bit where a few people leap up and you have to decided if you’re going to do so as well, well… You just find yourself out of your seat in a unanimous standing ovation without any thought whatsoever. This show is deserving without hesitation. A brilliant cast helps, but it’s more than that. This is just a united ensemble of absolutely every element and I just want to see it again. And again. And again! I’d gladly see nothing else at the theatre if I’m honest, I think I’ve peaked having seen this! I promise I don’t say that lightly!
We were a man down as Jimmy was poorly and I know without a doubt it was the worst day he could have had a sickness bug and we must remedy it for I need Jimmy to see the show too! And the same goes for you. Choose this for your next theatre treat and you will be beyond pleased you did!
What’s everyone else saying?
“Olly Dobson and Roger Bart are an electric double act” (iNews) as Marty and Doc in this iconic story, adapted for the stage by the movie’s creators Bob Gale (Back to the Future trilogy) and Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump). Directed by Tony Award-winning John Rando, this “high-voltage comedy” (Metro) “excels at all-out spectacle” (The Stage) to make you think the Delorean car is actually “defying the laws of theatre” (Guardian).
Back to the Future the Musical features original music by multi-Grammy winners Alan Silvestri (Avengers: Endgame) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror), alongside hit songs from the movie including The Power of Love, Johnny B. Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time.
Back To The Future, The Musical is now taking bookings until February 2023 at the Adelphi Theatre on the Strand just by Covent Garden. Ticket prices start at £19.55 with lots of group offers and off peak discounts. To book visit https://www.backtothefuturemusical.com/tickets/.
We were invited to see the show as guests of the theatre.