Based on Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s classic 1977 collaborative album of the same name, Bat Out Of Hell takes place in a dystopian world, following the central character Strat, who has fallen madly in love with Raven; the daughter of the tyrannical Falco. A romantic adventure about youth, rebellion and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic city, the musical is a wild adventure that is guaranteed to capture your heart.
A rock ‘n’ roll adventure pumped full of energy, the musical tears through over 20 classic Meat Loaf hits, including “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”, plus many more.
Bat Out Of Hell originally started in 1974 as a futuristic workshop musical called Neverland, which was loosely based on Peter Pan. First performed at the Kennedy Center Music Theatre Lab three years later, Meat Loaf heard the songs and thought they should be recorded as his next album. The record went on to sell a total of 43 million copies worldwide.
Casting includes returning members Andrew Polec as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, as well as Rob Fowler as Falco, Sharon Sexton as Sloane, Danielle Steers as Zahara, Giovanni Spanó as Ledoux and Patrick Sullivan as Blake, as well as Alex Thomas-Smith as Tink and Wayne Robinson as Jagwire.
Ensemble members include Emily Benjamin, Georgia Carling, Natalie Chua, Jonathan Cordin, Hannah Ducharme, Isaac Edwards, Aston Newman Hannington, Eve Norris and Courtney Stapleton, alongside Kyle Anthony, Christopher Cameron, Rob Copeland, Collette Guitart, Eric Hallengren, Vicki Manser, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky, Joseph Peacock, Kyle Roberts, Craig Ryder, Dawnita Smith, Julie Stark, Charlotte Anne Steen and Sam Toland.
Jay Scheib directs (Addicted to Bad Ideas, A House in Bali), with choreography by Emma Portner, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Bausor and Meentje Nielsen, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen and video design by Finn Ross, with orchestrations by Steve Sidwell.
Playing once more in the West End following huge demand, Bat Out Of Hell rocks out at the Dominion Theatre, so don't miss out and get your tickets now!
Please note that Andrew Polec plays his final performance as Strat on 1 September 2018.
Important informationPlaying at: Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ
Performance dates: 05 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2019
Running time: 3 hours (including an interval)
Age recommendation: Recommended 12+. No under 5's.
Special notice: Fans of the classic Meat Loaf album and its brand new musical should not miss the chance to get Bat Out Of Hell tickets again in the West End! The show takes it back to its dystopian rock musical roots that were originally created by Jim Steinman in the 1970’s.