Like most people in the UK, with the lockdown in effect, I worked out a running route from my front door that would allow me to complete an hour’s worth of exercise. On nearly every jog I’ve done so far, I have passed Manchester’s Opera House, which is still adorned with posters promoting Back to the Future: The Musical. Each time I went out for a run, I was greeted with giant images of Marty and Doc posing next to the famed DeLorean. Having been open for just a few short weeks, the show’s run was cut short in line with government regulations. However, if you were able to get through the now-locked doors, you would find all the elements of this re-imagined cult film still in place – from the DeLorean, to the costumes and all the technical elements that brought this beloved story to life.

Photos: Sean Ebsworth Barnes