About the showMeat Loaf’s legendary rock album, Bat Out Of Hell is expected to arrive in London in summer 2017, in a new musical version directed by the award-winning Jay Scheib. Exact details are still to be confirmed, however it is expected that the show will go on sale in autumn 2016 for performances at the London Coliseum.
The musical tells the story of Strat, a man who has become infatuated with the daughter of the despotic Falco. In a fast-paced romantic adventure, Strat must battle against a post-apocalyptic city in a tale about rebellion, youth and true love.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical takes all your favourite songs from Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s classic 1977 album, including hits such as ‘I’d Do Anything for Love… (But I Won’t Do That)’, ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ and ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’.
The album first started life when Jim Steinman created a rock musical set in a dystopian future based on Peter Pan for a workshop in 1974, but was subsequently performed a few years later. When Meat Loaf heard the songs and wanted to record them as part of his next album. When the album was finally released in 1977, it was not initially a hit, however slowly went on to become considered by many as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, following sales of over 43 million copies.
After years of development, original composer Jim Steinman has finally brought the songs to the stage, and Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is set to open in Manchester in February 2017, before transferring to London later that year. Steinman is a highly successful composer, known for his song writing with Meat Loaf, as well as his various musicals, including Whistle Down the Wine which he co-wrote with Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be directed by the award-winning American theatre director, Jay Sheib.
Although exact details are still to be confirmed, it is expected that tickets for Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will go on sale in autumn 2016 for performances at the London Coliseum, and that the show will open in summer 2017. Sign up now to receive an alert when tickets go on sale.
Who Should See It?Seventies and eighties rock and metal fans, eat your heart out. Meat Loaf’s album is one of the classics of the era and being taken back to its on-stage routes is bound to be a treat. With a frantic and brilliant love story set in a futuristic world, this is bound to be one of the most exciting musicals of 2017.