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.
Original London casting included Andrew Polec as Strat, Christina Bennington as Raven, Rob Fowler as Falco, Sharon Sexton as Sloane, Aran MacRae as Tink and Danielle Steers as Zahara. Additional casting included Dom Hartley-Harris, Giovanni Spano, Patrick Sullivan, Jemma Alexander, Emily Benjamin, Stuart Boother, Georgia Carling, Natalie Chua, Jonathan Cordin, Amy Di Bartolomeo, Jordan Lee Davies, Olly Dobson, Hannah Ducharme, Phoebe Hart, Rosalind James, Michael Naylor, Eve Norris, Tim Oxbrow, Andrew Patrick-Walker, Benjamin Purkiss, Anthony Selwyn, Courtney Stapleton and Ruben Van Keer.
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.
Returning to the West End following huge demand, Bat Out Of Hell plays at the Dominion Theatre from 2 April 2018.
Recommended forFans of the classic Meat Loaf album and its brand new musical should not miss the chance to see it 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.
Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 12+. No under 5's.