Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical returns for a 2020 UK tour

06 Dec
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

Featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be returning to tour the UK, following an Australian tour, with performances beginning at Manchester Opera House from 10-26 September 2020. Are you ready to rock?

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and London’s Dominion Theatre from 2017 to 2019. The musical also ran successfully in Canada, Germany and at New York’s City Centre last summer. The show also won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.

One of the best-selling albums in history, Bat Out Of Hell sold over 50 million copies worldwide, and then 16 years later Steinman scored again with Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the massive hit ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’.

For the stage musical, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including ‘You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth’, ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ and ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’, as well as two previously unreleased songs, ‘What Part of My Body Hurts the Most’ and ‘Not Allowed to Love’.

In Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, the electrifying rock songs of Steinman propel an epic story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco.

The UK tour of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set and costume design by Jon Bausor, original costume designs by Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell and casting by Anne Vosser.

The other tour dates include The Alexandra Birmingham from 29 September to 10 October, New Wimbledon Theatre from 13 to 24 October, New Theatre Oxford from 27 October to 7 November, Glasgow King’s Theatre from 10 to 21 November and Liverpool Empire from 8 December to 2 January 2021. Further tour dates and casting to be announced.