A young performer from Crosby is set to appear in the world premiere of Back to the Future the Musical when it opens at Manchester Opera House in the new year.

Bethany Rose Lythgoe, 20, who trained in musical theatre at Liverpool Theatre School, will join Marty McFly (Olly Dobson) and Doc Brown (Roger Bart) in the stage adaptation of the 80s cult classic as they embark on a journey in a time-travelling DeLorean. The story follows the pair trying to return to real life and save themselves after making sure Marty’s parents fall in love once again.

Fellow Liverpool Theatre School graduate, Oliver Ormson, who has previously starred in High Fidelity, The Book of Mormon and The Addams Family, has also been cast in the new musical, based on the 1985 science-fiction movie.

Featuring iconic songs from the movie, including Johnny B Goode and The Power of Love, Back to the Future the Musical is set to run for 12 weeks at Manchester Opera House from 20 February 2020 before moving to the West End.

Maxine Ellis, Principal at Liverpool Theatre School, congratulated both former students on making the cast of one of the most anticipated stage adaptations of 2020. She said: “Being cast in the world premiere of a brand new stage show is a huge achievement and we are all extremely proud.

“As students at Liverpool Theatre School, they were both very talented and I am delighted to see their training and hard work is paying off. I am looking forward to seeing Back to the Future the Musical when the show opens in the new year.”

Bethany Rose Lythgoe said: “Back to the Future is one of my all time favourite films and I am over the moon to have been picked to bring the iconic cult classic to life on stage for the first time ever.

“The audition process was great fun and it was my first major audition since graduating from Liverpool Theatre School, which makes it even more exciting. I am thrilled to have been given such an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait for the show to open.”

More than 90 percent of recent graduates from Liverpool Theatre School have gone on to enjoy professional stage careers with alumni appearing in hit shows such as Wicked, Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Cilla and Blood Brothers.

Liverpool Theatre School is only one of two places in the north west to offer students the highly regarded Trinity College London diploma in both Professional Musical Theatre and Professional Acting. The college, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, has also been selected as one of a handful of training organisations in the country to offer The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation scholarship.

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