‘Bat Out of Hell’ opening at TRP

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The award-winning Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits is opening at Theatre Royal Plymouth. The production is scheduled to run from 12 – 23 July. 

It wowed critics 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 in 2019. 

‘We’ve all been through a lot these past 15 months and we now need a really good night out with friends and family,’ says Michael Cohl, Producer.

‘People will once again be able to dance and sing along to these great Steinman songs.’ 

‘This musical was Jim Steinman’s life-long dream and he was incredibly proud of the love the show received from critics and audiences alike. This tour will be in memory of Jim.’

The producers are delighted to announce the return of Glenn Adamson (American Idiot) as Strat, Martha Kirby (Grease, Rags the Musical) as Raven. 

Bestselling album

They will be joining other original leading cast members Rob Fowler (Mamma Mia!, Bat Out of Hell) as Falco and Sharon Sexton (Mamma Mia!, Bat Out of Hell) as Sloane. 

Onstage talent includes Killian Thomas Lefevre as Tink, Joelle Moses as Zahara, James Chisholm as Jagwire, Kellie Gnauck as Valkyrie and Danny Whelan as Ledoux.

Also in the cast are: Laura Johnson as Kwaiden, Jamie Jukes as Markevitch, Rebecca Lafferty as Scherzzo, James Lowrie as Denym, Rory Maguire as Astroganger and Amy Matthews as Vilmos.

Audiences will also be treated to performances by Samuel Pope as Hoffman and Alternate Strat, Luke Street as Hollander, Leonardo Vieira as O’Dessasuite, Beth Woodcock as Spinotti and Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli as Goddesilla.

Martha Kirby as Raven in Bat Out of Hell – The Musical. Credit – Chris Davis Studio.

In 1977, Bat Out Of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide. 

In September 1993, 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). 

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards and was nominated for eight WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical.

For the stage musical, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums. 

You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

These include 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.

The show includes two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.

In the production, the electrifying rock songs of Mr Steinman propel an epic story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, who has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco. 

The UK & Ireland Tour of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography adapted by Xena Gusthart, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed.

The set and costume design is 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, original casting by David Grindrod CDG and UK Tour casting by Anne Vosser.

The musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl and Tony Smith, with executive producer Julian Stoneman. 

More details can be found at: www.BatOutOfHellMusical.com

Theatre Royal Plymouth is the UK’s largest regional producing theatre. It has a focus on embracing the vitality of new talent and supporting emerging and established artists. 

It collaborates with a range of partners to provide dynamic cultural leadership for the city of Plymouth.

Photography (featured image): Sharon Sexton as Sloane in Bat Out of Hell – The Musical. Credit – Chris Davis Studio.

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