Fans of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical are likely to be just a little bit excited to hear that Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler will be back as Sloane and Falco in a new UK tour of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell, opening at Manchester Opera House from 10-26 September 2020. They appear alongside new stars of the musical: Glenn Adamson as Strat and Martha Kirby as Raven.
Sharon Sexton (Sloane) and Rob Fowler (Falco) both starred recently in the Mamma Mia! international tour and the original West End cast of Bat Out Of Hell), while Glenn Adamson (Strat) has appeared in American Idiot and Martha Kirby (Raven) has been seen in Grease and Rags the Musical.
They are joined by Jordan Frazier as Zahara, Jonathan Bishop as Jagwire, Killian Thomas Lefevre as Tink, Alex Lodge as Ledoux and Kellie Gnauck as Valkyrie. Also in the cast are Emily Beth Harrington as Kwaidan, Amy Matthews as Vilmos, Rebecca Lafferty as Scherrzo, Samuel Pope as Hoffmann, Andy Prosser as Markevitch, Jack Heasman as Denym, James Chisholm as O'Dessasuite, Andrew Carthy as Hollander, Rob Maguire as Astroganger and Billie Hardy as Goddesilla. At certain performances the role of Strat will be played by Samuel Pope.
Each venue on the tour will also be hosting special sing-a-long performances where audience members are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from the show and sing along with the cast.These will take place on 24 September in Manchester, 8 October in Birmingham, 22 October in Wimbledon, 5 November in Oxford, 19 November in Glasgow and 10, 17 and the matinee of 31 December in Liverpool.
After Manchester, Bat Out Of Hell tours to Birmingham, New Wimbledon Theatre, New Theatre Oxford, Glasgow King’s Theatre and Liverpool Empire. Further dates to be announced.
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 show won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.
For the stage musical, directed by Jay Scheib, Jim Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including ‘You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth’, ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, ‘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’.