Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical at London Coliseum tickets
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical at London Coliseum tickets

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Meat Loaf’s classic rock album Bat Out Of Hell arrives on the London stage in 2017, as a new version directed by the award-winning Jay Scheib is set to open at the London Coliseum in summer 2017, with tickets expected to go on sale in autumn 2016. Exact details are still to be confirmed.

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical follows the main character Strat, who has fallen madly in love with the daughter of the tyrannical Falco. It is a romantic adventure about youth, rebellion and passionate love, all set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic city.

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is a rock’n’roll adventure that is pumped full of energy, tearing through over 20 classic songs by Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman. The musical includes such hit songs as ‘It’s All Coming Back To Me Now’, ‘I’d Do Anything for Love… (But I Won’t Do That)’, ‘You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)’, ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, ‘Dead Ringer For Love’ and ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’.

Bat Out Of Hell originally started its life as a futuristic rock musical called Neverland which was loosely based on Peter Pan and was written by Jim Steinman for a workshop in 1974 and first performed at the Kennedy Center Music Theatre Lab three years later. When Meat Loaf heard the songs, he thought they were ‘exceptional’ and this led them being recorded as his next album.

The album was first released in 1977 but was not initially a hit. Despite this, its popularity slowly grew over time and became one of the bestselling records in the world, staying on the United Kingdom album charts for a huge 485 weeks and has sold a total of 43 million copies worldwide. It has taken years of development by composer Jim Steinman to finally bring it back to the stage.

This brand new musical is directed by the Obie award-winning American director Jay Scheib. Scheib’s previous work includes Addicted to Bad Ideas, A House in Bali and Bellona, Destroyer of Cities. He is known for his work across live-cinema, opera, music and non-theatrical events.

Jim Steinman is a regular of musical theatre, having collaborated with fellow composer Andrew Lloyd Webber for the musical Whistle Down the Wind, which he wrote the lyrics for. The show opened in America, before coming to the West End’s Aldwych Theatre in 1998. This included the song ‘No Matter What’, which became a hugely popular hit for Boyzone.

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is expected to open at the London Coliseum in summer 2017, with tickets scheduled to go on sale in autumn 2016.

Recommended for

Fans of the classic Meat Loaf album should not miss the chance to see it transformed in this new stage version, taking it back to its dystopian rock musical roots that was originally created by Jim Steinman in the 1970s.

Age Recommendations: No under 5's admitted

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 05 Jun 2017
Press night: 20 Jun 2017
Booking from: 21 Aug 2017
Booking until: 22 Aug 2017

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

201 Reviews Add review

Absolutely bonkers show, but you should expect nothing else from Jim Steinman. It is the third or fourth attempt/re-write that Steinman... More

andysadler 5'9", 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I was initially reluctant to see this show as I'm not too familiar with the music (I know a couple of the songs), and the ticket prices... More

Jamb0r 178, 157 reviews, 11 helpful votes

‘Bat out of Hell’ is a definite must for Meat Loaf fans. At 3 hours long, it’s a bit of a marathon on his songs and they are sung with... More

joc78 5"4, 352 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Absolutely phenomenal. Jim Steinman's music is given the theatrical treatment it deserves, and the result is an absolutely bonkers... More

jgblunners 6'2", 174 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Honestly one of the most ridiculous and bizarre shows I've ever seen, but in the best way possible! The storyline was ludicrous, and... More

AlexPhillips 171cm, 75 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I saw this when it premiered in Manchester and was absolutely blown away - this time was no different. I'm a big Meat Loaf fan, but... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 90 reviews, 7 helpful votes

The show itself was quite good. I really enjoyed the dancing and the music, and the set was absolutely exquisite. The only thing I... More

landoflola 5"7, 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I had read mix reviews of the show with people saying you will love it or hate it. However these reviews should be ignored the show... More

solloredo 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Surprisingly enjoyable show. Hearing Meatloaf's songs in a musical theatre setting really worked in the context of the show, especially... More

LondonLass 5"1, 216 reviews, 13 helpful votes