Secret Cinema - Back to the Future

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014


Woodroffe Bassett Design are excited to be involved in the upcoming Secret Cinema’s “Back to the Future” project in London.

In their most ambitious production to date, Secret Cinema will be asking audience members to assume specific character identities to help shape the structure of each show.

Entertainment Focus explains: "The 1955 Hill Valley Fair will be the central narrative around Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future, inviting the audience as Hill Valley residents to attend the fair with their new alter egos. As part of the fair, livestock beauty contests, country music and tractor demonstrations will be hosted at Otis Peabody’s Twin Pines Farm, the iconic location of Marty’s first entry into 1955."

"The Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future show set will have a phone system with a physical network of 45 phones around the site at all major locations and buildings and audiences will be able to communicate with other characters on the night. Every audience member will be supplied with a name, profession, address and phone number. To contact each other, audiences will call the Hill Valley Switchboard, they’ll then be able to dial in the individual’s number and leave a message. If the recipient has requested, they will be emailed to let them know they have a message. Audience phones will be confiscated as part of the event, leaving the Hill Valley Telephone Exchange as the only form of communication on site."

"Secret Cinema will build the town of Hill Valley in a secret London location and transport audiences into a richly detailed imagined world. Audiences will travel back in time and become citizens of Hill Valley living between 1955 and 1985 with secret alleys and entrances in the town that will allow them to travel to 1985 and 2015."

Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future will run from 24 July – 31 August 2014 with over 84,000 people expected to attend.


For more information and tickets, check out the following links:

Secret Cinema's Facebook page
Hill Valley Community page
Entertainment Focus