Back to the Future (West End)
Ends Dec 2024 2h 40m
Back to the Future (West End)
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Back to the Future (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

90%
(1939 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
2%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Funny

About the Show

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

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50 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you love a flying DeLorean car (yes it really does!), time travel, high energy ensembles giving their all, Doc or 1980s meets 1960s mash ups

Don't see it if you find strobing lights an issue (there are some special effects). Even if you didn't like the original film, there's so much to enjoy here

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Everything!! It’s SO good.

Don't see it if You don’t like the film.

63 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Great staging, Epic, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want an entertaining show full of amazing special effects and some brilliant music. Really funny and an absolute must see show.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a more serious show. However I think this show will be enjoyed by all. Read more

53 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Fluffy, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be enthralled with the staging

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of the film

148 Reviews | 19 Followers
95
Funny, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You want to watch the best west end production. Period!

Don't see it if You want the songs to be the best in a musical as I didn't find them memorable

56 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if If you like the film you will love the staged musical! It’s fun from begginning to end with amazing sets! This show completely blew my mind!

Don't see it if If you don’t like the movie probably not the show to put on your list to see.

51 Reviews | 2 Followers
95
Exhilarating, Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You loved the movie series, love smart musicals, and love time travel

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, fantasies, or adapted shows

58 Reviews | 5 Followers
94
Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if YOU WANT THE BEST TIME.

Don't see it if Don't like theatre?!

Critic Reviews (11)

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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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 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 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 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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WhatsOnStage
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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