All revved up: Bat Out of Hell announces partnership to support Invictus Games

30 Apr
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases

The West End musical will sponsor the Invictus Games – the global sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans – with a range of projects, beginning with a gala performance.

As part of a year-long sponsorship to support the Invictus Games Foundation, the governing body of the Invictus Games, an initial financial contribution has been given by the show to assist as it delivers its transformational work. To launch the partnership, an exclusive charity gala performance of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be held for Invictus Games competitors.

Hundreds of tickets are being made available for veterans and their families to experience the show and there will be private tours and family theatre workshops. To support those who live outside of London, the show’s producers have also made funds available that will assist with travel costs for those who live outside of the capital. They have agreed to run a special employment programme to help assist wounded, injured or sick serving or ex-service personnel interested in a career in the theatre.

Dominic Reid, CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation said:

“We are thrilled that the show’s producers have chosen the Invictus Games Foundation as their global charitable partner. This partnership will contribute enormously to the important work of the Foundation as it continues to serve those who have served.”

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical producer, Michael Cohl, continues: “We are proud to be partnering with the Invictus Games Foundation and to be supporting this wonderful charity with its mandate to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and drive respect for those who serve.

The winner of the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2017, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical began previews at London’s Dominion Theatre on Monday 2 April and is currently booking to 27 October 2018. The show has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman and is directed by Jay Scheib.