Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical opening in London Coliseum in summer 2017!
A brand new original musical by Jim Steinman based on the Meat Loaf album Bat Out Of Hell will be opening at the London Coliseum this summer.
Directed by Obie award-winning theatre and opera director Jay Scheib and composed by Jim Steinman, it took years to develop - and will surely be worth the wait! The cast of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be led by newcomer Andrew Polec as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco and Sharon Sexton as Sloane. Also starring will be Aran MacRae as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara, Dom Hartley-Harris as Jagwire, Giovanni Spano as Ledoux and Patrick Sullivan as Blake. Also in the cast will be 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.
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical has been described as a "romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city. Following Strat, who has fallen in love with the daughter of the despotic Falco, this new musical is a high-octane rock‘n’roll adventure that tears through over 20 of Steinman's songs."
All three albums with be represented in the musical, including "Dead Ringer For Love", "It's All Coming Back to Me Now", "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" and "You Took the Words Right Outta My Mouth".
'Bat Out Of Hell' is a best selling album released in 1977, with over 50 million copies sold. Steinman and Meat Loaf returned to the album 15 years later and created 'Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell' with the song "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)", which still now continues to be one of the best rock ballads of all time. The trilogy was completed in 2006 with 'Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose'.
Jim Steinman collaborated with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on the musical Whistle Down the Wind in 1996, for which he provided the lyrics. After opening in Washington D.C, it successfully transferred into Aldwych Theatre in 1998. He also wrote the lyrics and produced "No Matter What" for Boyzone. Additionally, he composed the music for the hit European musical Dance of the Vampires (Tanz der Vampire), which tranferred from Vienna into Broadway in 2002 starring Michael Crawford.
Originally written as a musical, Bat Out Of Hell went on to become one of the most iconic and successful albums of all time. 40 years later, Jim Steinman’s critically acclaimed love story for the ages 'brings the theatre and its audience thrillingly alive' (The Stage) at the London Coliseum night after night!
With a multi award-winning creative team from the world of Theatre, Opera, Music and Film, this 'jaw-dropping spectacle' (Evening Standard) plays the London Coliseum until 22 August 2017 before transferring to Toronto from 14 October!
The streets are heating up as young rebellious leader Strat falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of Falco, the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic Obsidian.
Don't miss this 'glorious, ridiculous, insanely enjoyable night out' (WhatsOnStage).
★★★★★ ‘LIFE-AFFIRMING SPECTACULAR’–METRO
★★★★★‘IT’S LOUD, EXHILARATING AND BLOWS YOUR SOCKS OFF’ –THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★★‘JOYFUL AND UPLIFTING’ –DAILY EXPRESS
★★★★‘A MEGA-BLAST OF A MUSICAL’ -THE TIMES
★★★★‘JIM STEINMAN’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MUSICAL ALREADY FEELS LIKE A CLASSIC’–FINANCIAL TIMES
★★★★‘A JAW-DROPPING SPECTACLE’ –LONDON EVENING STANDARD
★★★★‘HELLISHLY HARD TO RESIST’ –THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★‘BRINGS THEATRE AND IT’S AUDIENCE THRILLINGLY ALIVE’ –THE STAGE
★★★★‘A GLORIOUS, RIDICULOUS, INSANELY ENJOYABLE NIGHT OUT’ –WHATSONSTAGE
★★★★★ ‘I CAN’T REMEMBER WHEN I LAST SAW A STANDING OVATION AT THE INTERVAL’ – THE SUNDAY TIMES
★★★★ ‘A NIGHT THAT WILL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP, YOUR HEART SOAR AND HAVE YOU SINGING ALONG’ WHATSONSTAGE
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