Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical

Runs until Saturday 29 April 2017

Opera House, Manchester

There are just four weeks left to catch Jim Steinman’s acclaimed musical Bat Out Of Hell at the Opera House, Manchester.  Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will run at the Opera House, Manchester until Saturday 29 April 2017.

Christina Bennington as Raven & Andrew Polec as Strat in BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL, credit Specular (4) smallSince opening Manchester, the spectacular new musical has continued to enjoy 5-star reviews. Response to the show has been so great, that the show’s producers extended its run in Manchester by an extra three weeks due to overwhelming public demand.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

Jim Steinman’s previous musicals include his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Whistle Down the Wind, including the hit single released by Boyzone, No Matter What, and the musical Tanz der Vampire, which has been running for 20 years and has been presented in Vienna, Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Budapest, Warsaw, St Petersburg and Tokyo.

 

The reviews are in, here’s what the critics say:

“A truly staggering piece of musical theatre”Manchester Evening News

“Bat Out of Hell is a sexy, spectacular success” Lancashire Telegraph

“This show has literally changed the way musicals are staged forever” North West End

“The must-see theatrical event of the year” The Arts Shelf

“There is no doubt in my mind that Manchester has witnessed history in the making” Opening Night

“An extraordinary piece of musical theatre” Sincerely Amy

“It has significantly changed the Theatre landscape” Bolton Live

As with many great works of art, the genesis of the Bat Out Of Hell album occurred across a number of years. One of the songs was written while Steinman was an undergraduate at Amherst College in the late 1960s. In the 1970s, Steinman wrote a theatrical musical that was presented in workshop in Washington D.C. in 1974 and featured many of the songs that would ultimately appear on the Bat Out Of Hell album, which was released in 1977.

Bat Out Of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 50 million copies worldwide. And 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, 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.

Directed by award-winning theatre and opera director Jay Scheib, the cast of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is led by Andrew Polec as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco and Sharon Sexton as Sloane.

Also starring are Aran MacRae as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara, Dom Hartley-Harris as Jagwire, Giovanni Spano as Ledoux and Patrick Sullivan as Blake.  Also in the cast are Jemma Alexander, Emily Benjamin, Stuart Boother, Georgia Carling, Natalie Chua, Jonathan Cordin, Amy Di Bartolomeo, Jordan Lee Davies, Olly Dobson, Hannah Ducharme, Phoebe Hart, Rosalind James, Michael Naylor, Eve Norris, Tim Oxbrow, Andrew Patrick-Walker, Benjamin Purkiss, Anthony Selwyn, Courtney Stapleton and Ruben Van keer.

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical arrangements and supervision by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell, casting by David Grindrod Associates and musical direction by Robert Emery.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox and Tony Smith.

 

Website:  www.BatOutOfHellMusical.com

Twitter & Facebook:  @BatTheMusical

 

Book now at www.atgtickets.com/Manchester  or by calling the box office on 0844 871 3018.

 

 

LISTING INFORMATION

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical

Opera House, Manchester

3 Quay Street

Manchester

M3 3HP

 

Until Saturday 29 April 2017

Performances: Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat at 2.30pm

Tickets: From £17.50