(WATCH VIDEO) Back to the Future musical cast reunite for lockdown performance of "The Power of Love"
Posted on 12 May 2020
The UK production of Back to the Future — which enjoyed a critically acclaimed world premiere in early March of this year at the Manchester Opera House — has recorded a special home video performance of Huey Lewis' "Power of Love" to celebrate the cast reuniting for American actor Josh Gad's #ReunitedApart YouTube series. Check out the video in full below.
Back to the Future run cut short due to the coronavirus crisis
The world premiere run of Back to the Future was prematurely suspended due to the COVID-19 lockdown. While the restrictions on mass gatherings have yet to be loosened up, that hasn't prevented the cast of Back to the Future from letting loose themselves and getting into the groove!
About Back to the Future The Musical
Based on the 1985 cult classic film of the same, the Back to the Future musical features all your favourite characters from Marty McFly to Dr Emmett Brown and stays true to the original source material whilst placing it in a new, astonishing context. In her review of the world premiere of Back to the Future The Musical for London Theatre Direct, Jade Ali called it "the perfect ode to such a beloved part of pop culture," going on to praise Hugh Coles for his show-stopping performance as the iconic George McFly.
Back to the Future UK musical cast
The cast was led by Roger Bart as Doctor Emmett Brown and Olly Dobson as Marty McFly, roles made famous by Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox respectively. Bart, Dobson, and Coles were joined onstage by Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines, Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson / Marvin Berry, Courtney-Mae Briggs as Jennifer Parker, Aidan Cutler as Biff Tannen, Mark Oxtoby as Strickland, Will Haswell as Dave McFly, and Emma Lloyd as Linda McFly.
Back to the Future UK musical creative team
The musical adaptation of Back to the Future The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando. It features a book by Bob Gale and brand-new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, complete with additional songs from the film. including "The Power of Love" and "Johnny B Goode."
Also on the creative team for Back to the Future UK are set and costume designer Tim Hatley, choreographer Chris Bailey, lighting designers Hugh Vanstone and Tim Lutkin, musical supervisor and vocal arranger Nick Finlow, illusions designer Chris Fisher, video designer Finn Ross, sound designer Gareth Owen, orchestrators Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, musical director Jim Henson, dance arranger David Chase, and fight director Maurice Chan.