Christopher Lloyd dances on stage with Doc Brown at Back to the Future the Musical – WATCH

Nevertheless, Oxtoby was excellent as the wild-eyed time traveller, especially as he’d never performed as Doc in front of an audience or rehearsed with Marty McFly star Olly Dobson before.

During his opening night speech, Gale said: “Welcome back to live theatre!

“We’re all honoured to be part of the reopening and rebirth of London’s West End. Long may it live!

“Over 15 years ago, Bob Zemeckis, Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard and I had a dream. A dream of translating Back to the Future onto the musical theatre stage.”