RSNO to perform Back to the Future soundtrack

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CLASSIC time-travel adventure Back to the Future is to get a special 30th anniversary screening at the Edinburgh International Film Festival - backed by a live orchestra.

The iconic soundtrack to the film which shot Michael J Fox to fame will be replaced by a performance from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

The gala screening at the 1900-capacity Festival Theatre is the first major event to be confirmed for this year’s festival, to the first to be overseen by new artistic director Mark Adams.

The film’s composer, Alan Silvestri, has added an additional 15 minutes to his original score for the film, which had its UK premiere at the festival in 1985.

Mr Adams said the event on 27 June will mark the start of “a new set of relationships” with Scotland’s national performing companies, who also include Scottish Opera, the National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Ballet.

He added: “This live event will delight and enthral in equal measure.”

Kenneth Osborne, chief executive of the RSNO, said: “To be involved in the 30th anniversary celebrations of this iconic film is quite an honour.

“Back to the Future is a modern classic, and Alan Silvestri’s dramatic score will be a joy for our orchestra to play.

“There’s a delightful symmetry to the event also, as we and the audience, in 2015, enjoy a movie about a young man in 1985 travelling back in time to 1955. It promises to be a very special night.”

Tickets for the 30th anniversary Back to the Future gala go on sale tomorrow (Friday).