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Back to the Future Musical is now open in London’s West End, Great Scott!

Back to the Future Musical after a long anticipated wait has hit London’s West End with tremendous reviews.

What is Back to the Future Musical? Back to the Future is based on the classic 1985 movie which was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. The movie is based on a nutty inventor who builds a time machine using a DeLorean which sends Marty a teenage boy back in time. Marty in the movies is played by Michael J. Fox, and the eccentric inventor by Christopher Lloyd. The movie set in the 80s follows Marty McFly as he is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean automobile built by his friend Doctor Emmett Brown aka Doc. Trapped in the past, Marty accidently disturbs time as his future mother falls in love with him. It is then up to him to fix things and get his future parents’ to meet and fall for each other, otherwise he and his future siblings will never exist.

Here are some interesting facts which you might not know about Back to the Future:

  • Back to the Future script was rejected over 40 times by studios because it was not considered raunchy enough to compete with the successful comedies of that era. It was thanks to Zemeckis who secured a deal which then led to a very successful movie franchise.
  • Also originally Michael J Fox even though was the initial the first choice to portray Marty, at the time he was unavailable; so Eric Stoltz was cast instead. However shortly after principal photography began in November 1984, Zemeckis determined Stoltz was not right for the part and made the concessions necessary to hire Michael J Fox. This included re-filming scenes already shot with Stoltz and adding $4 million to the budget. 
  • Back to the Future has earnt over $381.1 million and has one of the become the highest-grossing film of 1985 worldwide.
  • In the years since its release, Back to the Future has grown in esteem and is now considered to be among the greatest ever made science-fiction films of the 1980s, and one of the greatest films of all time.
  • The film has received multiple award nominations and won an Academy AwardSaturn Awards, and a Hugo Award.

I was kindly invited on a press related basis to watch Back to the Future Musical at Adelphi Theatre for my thoughts.

Back to the Future Musical

Back to the Future Musical takes audiences to Hill Valley! Where you’ll take an electrifying journey back in time from the 80s to the 50s as you follow Martys adventures.

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