London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES
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Opened: 05 Jun 2017
Booking from: 21 Aug 2017
Booking until: 22 Aug 2017
Duration: TBC
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  • andysadler 5'9" male 5 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical, 15th July 2017
    Absolutely bonkers show, but you should expect nothing else from Jim Steinman. It is the third or fourth attempt/re-write that Steinman has undertaken as he has tried to create a musical and I would describe it as a mixture of Peter Pan, Romeo and Juliet and Mad Max and it is finally more or less coherent as a vehicle to showcase 40 years of great songs that were always written with the view of tying them together into a muscial. Many of the songs from the three BOOH albums are there, plus others from Steinman's back catalogue/side projects and three new songs, plus a lot of visual/verbal jokes that will appeal to long term fans but will probably pass unnoticed by most of the audience. It's completely crazy, full of woeful dancing and slightly incoherent, but is nontheless a great night out with some brilliant songs (well over 20 full songs plus a couple of excerpts and "spoken/chanted" pieces) that are wonderfully performed by the actors and musicians. I would highly recommend it provided that you don't take it too seriously.
    The legroom is quite tight (unless you are fairly slim and a "shorty" in which case they are ok) and the view, as made clear when booking, is SLIGHTLY obscured by the safety rail, which from this angle, runs horizontally directly across the middle of the stage. Anything happening to the back of the stage can be seen easily, anything to the front can be seen if you lean slightly forward and look underneath the bar. Anything in the middle of the stage is temporarily obscured until the actors move elsewhere. Fortunately, as part of the show, a lot of the scenes are simultaneously transmitted onto a big screen at the back of the stage so you don't actually miss much of the action. For what these seats cost (£16.50 Including the restoration levy) its no real hardship.
    B23 Balcony - London Coliseum - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Balcony B23
  • landoflola 5"6 female 6 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical, 18th July 2017
    The show itself was quite good. I really enjoyed the dancing and the music, and the set was absolutely exquisite. The only thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the storyline, as it felt A LOT like We Will Rock You meets Romeo and Juliet - it was a little bit TOO similar, and while it wasn't bad, I'd have liked to have seen something a little bit more out there and different. The lighting, costume, set and dancing were enough alone to make it enjoyable though. Overall, it was a really good show and I'd probably see it again.
    This seat was okay - we bought them very last minute and so obviously better seats weren't available. The view was okay, you had to move a little bit to see occasionally but that wasn't too bad. The legroom was fine, however the seats were a little bit close for comfort and I was rather uncomfortable squashed between two people. Overall it wasn't a bad seat.
    D46 Dress Circle - London Coliseum - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle D46
  • Funthing29 5"1 female 131 reviews 10 helpful votes
    80% total rating Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical, 19th July 2017
    Surprisingly enjoyable show. Hearing Meatloaf's songs in a musical theatre setting really worked in the context of the show, especially in the ensemble numbers. The show is rather loud though, more so than the average West End musical. The story does require a few leaps of imagination but the performances were strong and had moments of humour. It was also fun hearing recognisable songs. Some of the audience certainly thought so, as they were singing along and dancing!
    Sat in Stalls E5
    For Bat out of Hell this seat was restricted view despite being advertised as top price. The set for the show is elaborate and set far back into the stage which meant there were a few occasions where we could not see the actors or parts of the set. The show is also very loud and this seat was in close proximity to one of the speakers which did give me a headache by the end. Otherwise the seat itself is comfortable and legroom was good. It is fifth row back from the stage.
    E5 Stalls - London Coliseum - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls E5
  • gdeacon95 6'1 male 58 reviews 6 helpful votes
    100% total rating Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical, 17th August 2017
    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 even as a theatre fan this is a spectacular production. The work gone into the set, lighting, projections, sound design is exemplary, never-minding the extraordinary talent of the cast and band, and the effective staging/choreo. This is one of the only shows I can recall where I would rate every aspect of the production 5*.
    The view from this seat is adequate - on one hand you have a nice overall perspective of the staging and nothing is obstructed from this angle, but on the other hand the rake of seats means heads in front can be a bit of an issue for your sightline. The seat is relatively comfy and the legroom is adequate.
    C39 Upper Circle - London Coliseum - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle C39
The Stalls at the London Coliseum tend to give good views of the huge stage. The front rows can leave you looking up a lot, however can offer good prices. The very back of the stalls can also be affected by the overhang from the Circle.

The Dress Circle also gives good views of the stage, however there is a deep curve, meaning ends of the rows can be give a very sideways view of the stage. The rear rows similarly suffer from a overhang from bottom of the Upper Circle. The Upper Circle itself has a similar layout, although does begin to feel a bit distant. The Balcony increases this feeling and tends to give very downwards sight lines, however can offer some of the cheapest seats in the house.
London Coliseum, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
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.
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