Bat Out of Hell Musical Sets West End Premiere

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The new Jim Steinman musical is based on the cult 1977 Meat Loaf album.
Poster art for London’s Bat out of Hell.
Poster art for London’s Bat out of Hell.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell—The Musical is to receive its world premiere at the West End’s London Coliseum, beginning performances June 5, 2017, prior to an official opening June 20.

Based on the cult 1977 Meat Loaf album, for which Steinman wrote the songs, the show is scheduled for a limited season through July 22, following previews at Manchester Opera House February 17 to April 8.

The show is described in press materials as “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.”

The original Bat Out of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, moving more than 50 million copies worldwide. Sixteen years later, Steinman wrote Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the hit I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That). For the stage musical, Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from both 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.”

Bat Out Of Hell—The Musical is being produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox and Tony Smith.

To book tickets, which go on sale November 3, contact the box office on 020 7845 9300 or visit BatOutOfHellMusical.com

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