Back to the Future (West End)
Ends Oct 2023 2h 40m
Back to the Future (West End)

Back to the Future (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(540 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

A musical adaptation of the 1985 smash hit film - winner of the Best New Musical Olivier Award.

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913 Reviews | 929 Followers
Forgettable music, Great staging, Entertaining, Fun

See it if Cute and fun entertainment. Enjoyable. Good acting/singing.

Don't see it if Most of the melodie’s are forgettable. Some scenes are downers and 2hr40m it needs pruning.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
Special effects spectacle, Overrated, Disappointing music, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Entertaining & fun. The real star of the show is the staging and special effects. Time travel scenes are the best part & are very well done

Don't see it if You are expecting good music. The songs are not good or memorable(aside from 2 jukebox #). Might have been better as a pure juxebox or play

490 Reviews | 93 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you love the film or just wildly entertaining shows. This is the one that had me telling everyone back home in NYC about it.

Don't see it if you need the songs to me more than a tool to get from point A to point B. All of the new stuff is forgettable but I gets the job done. Read more

381 Reviews | 72 Followers
Great design., Dizzying, Spectacular

See it if you love the movie, love spectacle.

Don't see it if you're very substance driven. Read more

191 Reviews | 39 Followers
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie and want to see it reproduced as a musical.

Don't see it if you like serious theatre with dramatic ballads or complex dance sequences. This is a fun show that depicts the movie.

186 Reviews | 31 Followers
Ambitious, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Really great visual production and fun songs

Don't see it if its kinda fluffy but done well!

156 Reviews | 70 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You think it’s impossible to make a terrific musical out of an 80’s comedy/sci-fi film. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Don't see it if You never liked the movie in the first place or shy away from special effects on stage.

121 Reviews | 17 Followers
Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if the car is so cool. it does something unbelievable at the end.

Don't see it if oh god this is bad musical theatre.

Critic Reviews (11)

Time Out London
January 31st, 2022

Again, your enjoyment is going to depend on how up you are for ‘Back to the Future’ cranked to the absolute max for virtually the whole night. Where this musical is going, you don’t need roads. But you might need a good lie down.
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The London Evening Standard
September 13th, 2021

This musical adaptation of Robert Zemeckis’s hit 1985 time-travel movie is enormous fun. Loyal to the story and the larky spirit of the original, it’s been deftly expanded by Zemeckis’s co-writer Bob Gale into a standalone stage work.
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 13th, 2021

It’s a feelgood triumph. Is it the most sophisticated musical around? No, but it’s a no less exhilarating all-American entertainment drive-thru than Hamilton.
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The Guardian (UK)
September 13th, 2021

The show seems like a mashup of theatre and film...Despite its inventions and its abundant splashiness, it is an odd mishmash of originality and imitation, the DeLorean remaining its biggest star.
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The Times (UK)
September 14th, 2021

I suspect that if you’re a hardcore fan who knows every line of the film script you’re going to buy a ticket anyway. Others should beware...Yet even though the film’s co-creator, Bob Gale, is credited for the show’s book, John Rando’s West End production is middling at best.
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September 13th, 2021

It's undoubtedly an evening that sends you back to your own future with a smile on your face, a perfect night out for nostalgics and car-loving kids of all ages.
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London Theatre
September 28th, 2021

And, in truth, it’s not exactly a musical in the traditional sense. After two viewings, I’d be hard pressed to reproduce much of the original score; the songs that stick are the pop hits used in the movie and triumphantly reprised here, “Johnny B Goode” and “The Power of Love.”
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The Stage (UK)
September 14th, 2021

...dashes of Secret Cinema and theme-park ride thrown into the mix. If this spectacle is the future of West End shows, sign me up. There’s just the small problem of everything else.
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