Ahead of the official opening night of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical at the Dominion Theatre on 19 April 2018, and due to overwhelming demand for tickets, the producers have announced a new booking period from 30 July to 27 October 2018, with tickets going on sale at 10am on 19 April. The winner of the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2017 began previews on Monday 2 April.
The cast of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is led by Andrew Polec, winner of the Joe Allen Best West End Debut in the Stage Debut Awards 2017, as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco and Sharon Sexton as Sloane. Also starring are Alex Thomas-Smith as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara, Wayne Robinson as Jagwire, Giovanni Spanó as Ledoux and Patrick Sullivan as Blake.
At certain performances the role of Strat will be played by Simon Gordon or Jordan Luke Gage. Also in the cast are Kyle Anthony, Emily Benjamin, Christopher Cameron, Georgia Carling, Natalie Chua, Jonathan Cordin, Rob Copeland, Hannah Ducharme, Isaac Edwards, Collette Guitart, Eric Hallengren, Vicki Manser, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky, Aston Newman Hannington, Eve Norris, Joseph Peacock, Kyle Roberts, Craig Ryder, Dawnita Smith, Courtney Stapleton, Julie Stark, Charlotte Anne Steen and Sam Toland.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre in 2017, and has been seen by nearly 500,000 people to date.
The musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Bausor and 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 CDG, fight direction by Stuart Boother and musical direction by Robert Emery.
For the stage musical, the award-winning 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’.