Cory English to play Doc Brown in ‘Back to the Future’

Roger Bart will depart the production in March 2023.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Great scott, there’s a new Doc Brown in town! Cory English will take over the role of Doc Brown in Back to the Future: The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre in November 2022. Book Back to the Future tickets on London Theatre.

English will play Doctor Emmett Brown for six weeks from 23 November to 3. Jan. 2023. Roger Bart will then return to play Doc from 5 January and continue in the London show to 20 March. Bart will then reprise the role of Doc in Back to the Future on Broadway in summer 2023. Find out more about Back to the Future on Broadway.

English’s previous West End credits include Young Frankenstein and a Sleepless in Seattle-based musical. He joins Ben Joyce as Marty McFly, Amber Davies as Lorraine Baines, Oliver Nicholas as George McFly, Jordan Benjamin as Goldie Wilson, Harry Jobson as Biff Tannen, Sophie Naglik as Jennifer Parker, Gary Trainor as Strickland, Will Haswell as Dave McFly and alternate Marty McFly, and Emma Lloyd as Linda McFly.

Based on the sci-fi film trilogy, Back to the Future follows Marty McFly as he is transported back in time from 1985 to 1955. In order to return to reality, Marty must make sure his high school-aged parents fall in love again to save himself. The show features songs from the Back to the Future movie, including "The Power of Love," and "Johnny B. Goode." Learn more about Back to the Future in London.

Back to the Future: The Musical features a book by Bob Gale, music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, direction by John Rando. The creative team includes scenic and costume design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Tim Luktin and sound design by Gareth Owen.

When is Roger Bart in Back to the Future?

Roger Bart is in Back to the Future in London. Bart will play his final Back to the Future London performance on 20 March 2023.

Back to the Future is at the Adelphi Theatre.

Book Back to the Future tickets on London Theatre.

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Photo credit: Cory English (Photo courtesy of production)

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