Cory English, seen as Max Bialystock in the West End and U.K. touring productions of The Producers, succeeds Tony winner Roger Bart as Dr. Emmett Brown in the London production of the Olivier-winning Back to the Future The Musical beginning March 22 at the Adelphi Theatre.
English previously filled in for Bart for six weeks this past fall, performing the role November 23, 2022 to January 3, 2023. Bart played his final performance in London March 20 and will reprise his role on Broadway beginning June 30 at the Winter Garden Theatre.
English's other credits include Sleepless at Troubadour Theatre Wembley Park, She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Igor in Young Frankenstein on Broadway and in the West End, and Benny Southstreet in Michael Grandage’s West End production of Guys & Dolls.
The London cast of Back to the Future also features 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 alternate Marty McFly and Dave McFly, and Emma Lloyd as Linda McFly.
The ensemble includes Amy Barker, Simeon Beckett, Sia Dauda, Tyler Davis, Glen Facey, Dylan Gordon-Jones, Adam Margilewski, Cameron McAllister, Alessia McDermott, Bryan Mottram, Laura Mullowney, Anna Murray, Jon Reynolds, Melissa Rose, Georgia Tapp, Justin Thomas, Charley Warburton, Tavio Wright, and Rhodri Watkins.
Based on the Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, the musical, which opened in London September 13, 2021, has a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy winner Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film, including "The Power of Love" and "Johnny B. Goode."
The production is directed by Tony winner John Rando with set and costume design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, lighting consulting by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Gareth Owen, video design by Finn Ross, choreography by Chris Bailey, musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow, illusions by Chris Fisher, orchestrations by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, and dance arrangements by David Chase. Casting is by David Grindrod Associates.