The Bat Out Of Hell UK Tour returns in 2020. The award-winning musical will open at the Manchester Opera House ahead of a UK tour.
Bat Out Of Hell, the award-winning musical by Jim Steinman, based on the best-selling classic album by Meat Loaf returns to the Manchester Opera House on 10 September 2020 prior to a UK Tour.
Composer, Jim Steinman has been developing the new musical for years based on the trilogy of albums: – Bat Out Of Hell, Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose. The original album sold over 50 million copies worldwide and included the hits You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad and Paradise By The Dashboard Light. The musical will use hits from all three albums including I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) from Bat Out Of Hell II.
Bat Out Of Hell will mark Steinman's return to the London musical stage following his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Whistle Down The Wind, for which he provided the lyrics. He produced and wrote the lyrics for the Boyzone hit No Matter What which was taken from the show. Steinman also wrote the musical for the hit European musicals Dance Of The Vampires.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is described as a “romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city. Following Strat, who has fallen in love with the daughter of the despotic Falco, this new musical is a high-octane rock‘n’roll adventure that tears through over 20 of Steinman songs.”
Cast wise the Bat Out Of Hell UK Tour will see the return of Sharon Sexton as Sloane and Rob Fowler as Falco (both starred recently in the Mamma Mia! International Tour and the original West End cast of Bat Out Of Hell), and introduce the new stars of the musical: Glenn Adamson (American Idiot) as Strat and Martha Kirby (Grease, Rags the Musical) as Raven.
They are joined by Jordan Frazier (Nina Simone) as Zahara, Jonathan Bishop (Hamilton) as Jagwire, Killian Thomas Lefevre (Stranger Things Secret Cinema) as Tink, Alex Lodge (The Book of Mormon) as Ledoux and Kellie Gnauck (Evita West End and UK & International tour) 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 Thursday 24 September in Manchester, Thursday 8 October in Birmingham, Thursday 22 October in Wimbledon, Thursday 5 November in Oxford, Thursday 19 November in Glasgow and Thursday 10, 17 and the matinee of 31 December in Liverpool.
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.
BAT OUT OF HELL UK TOUR 2020
19 – 26 September 2020
Manchester Opera House
29 September – 10 October 2020
Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
13 – 24 October 2020
New Wimbledon Theatre
27 October – 7 November 2020
New Theatre Oxford
10 – 21 November 2020
King's Theatre, Glasgow
8 December 2020 – 2 January 2021
19 – 30 January 2021
Newcastle Theatre Royal
More dates announced soon
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