About the showJim Steinman’s award-winning, smash-hit rock ‘n’ roll musical Bat Out Of Hell returns to the West End after a sold-out London premiere at the London Coliseum in June 2017. Based on Meat Loaf’s legendary rock album, Bat Out of Hell has dazzled audiences with its glitz, glamour and sizzling score.
Directed by award-winning American theatre and opera director Jay Scheib, the production earned raucous praise from audiences and critics alike at its original premiere at Manchester’s Opera House, earning four and five-star reviews and twice extending its limited season at the London Coliseum. Embarking on a limited run in Toronto, the show returns to London in April 2018.
Following the story of young rebel Strat, a boy who has fallen in love with the daughter of the despotic Falco, Bat Out of Hell sees Strat and his "Lost" boys go all out to win Raven’s heart. In a fast-paced, action-packed, romantic adventure, Strat must battle against the dictators of post-apocalyptic city in a tale of rebellion, youth and true love.
Accompanied by the most popular songs from Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s classic collaborative 1977 album, Bat Out of Hell features a sensational score that includes 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", plus many, many more.
Casting includes Andrew Polec as Strat, Christina Bennington as Raven, 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.
Returning ensemble members are 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.
Bat Out of Hell features 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, as well as orchestrations by Steve Sidwell.
Based on Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s incomparable 1977 collaborative album, which sold over 43 million copies, Bat Out Of Hell returns to the West End to play at the Dominion Theatre. After earning the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical, the production runs from April 2nd 2018.
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 Bat Out of Hell has proved to be one of the year’s smash-hit musicals.
Bat Out of Hell is recommended for those aged 12 and up.