Marty McFly star Michael J Fox gives his verdict on Back to the Future the Musical
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After a decade and a half in the works, Back to the Future the Musical’s opening night is finally upon us. Based on the much-loved original 1985 movie, the team behind the film trilogy are ready to unleash this new version of the time-travelling story on the world from London’s West End. Now Marty McFly star Michael J Fox has seen the show and shared his verdict with fans.
Sadly Fox was unable to travel to London for Back to the Future the Musical’s opening night this evening at the Adelphi Theatre.
However, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, the creators of the original film trilogy, shot a performance for the Marty star so that he could be part of the celebrations.
Having watched the show on film, the 60-year-old said: “I’m buzzing from what is a truly great show.
“It captures the entire BTTF Experience through sensational casting, effective story edits, great Techwork & Special FX.”
Fox added: “The actors were impeccable, with an energy and passion commensurate with us originals.
“And the music is freaking great, from the Huey Lewis songs to the Silvestri score and all the new songs and set pieces. It really is a small miracle.
“Congratulations to all of the amazing people involved. It looks like a hit to me!”
The original Marty actor will feature on BBC One’s The One Show at 7pm on Tuesday evening alongside Doc Brown star Christopher Lloyd.
Lloyd himself will be attending the red carpet official opening night of Back to the Future the Musical this evening, alongside film trilogy director Robert Zemeckis.
Both had previously visited the show, which stars Roger Bart as Doc and Olly Dobson as Marty, during its Manchester run before the pandemic.
Back to the Future screenwriter and producer Bob Gale has been working closely on the musical in both cities, having written its book.
Speaking with Express.co.uk, he told us that after Zemeckis saw the show for the first time at Manchester’s opening night, the Hollywood director had tears of joy in his eyes and later said: “It’s as good as the movie.”
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Joining the two Bobs on the Back to the Future the Musical has been original theme composer Alan Silvestri.
He’s been working on the show’s music and lyrics alongside songwriter Glen Ballard, who famously co-wrote Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror,
Accompanying their original numbers are well-known songs from the 1985 movie like The Power of Love, Back in Time and Johnny B Goode.
Back to the Future the Musical is playing at the Adelphi Theatre in London and tickets can be booked here.
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