There comes a point in every lifelong theatre lover’s career when you suddenly wake up and wonder: am I simply too old for this? Ben Brantley, former chief critic of the New York Times, hit this particular critical nail on the head when he ended his review of the 2018 Off-Broadway summer run of the cult musical Be More Chill (before it was propelled to Broadway in turn) by advising: “It may be helpful to think of this bounding, exhaustingly enthusiastic puppy of a show as the theatrical equivalent of one of those high-pitched dog whistles that only those under 25 can hear.”
Principal casting has been announced for the forthcoming return of Heathers The Musical, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June until 11 September 2021 (press night on is 28 June).
The wounds are still fresh for Bat Out of Hell fans, who had to wave goodbye to their beloved show at the Dominion Theatre just a few days ago; but the Bat love was still strong as Christina Bennington took to the stage in a one-night-only couple of concerts.
The West End season of the award-winning Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will end at the Dominion Theatre on Saturday 5 January 2019.
It’s a different way to experience a West End musical and I’m not too sure that many others would suit the singalong treatment in a similar manner, so why not give your vocal cords a treat.
I’m going to start this post by saying it’s not really going to be a review but more of a babbling-praise-fest for the amazing team at Bat Out of Hell and the fantastic sense of community they have created over their various runs.
In her continuing series of “Bat Month” coverage, Rewrite This Story’s Olivia Mitchell catches up with Bat Out of Hell’s Christina Bennington, who stars as Raven, and Jordan Luke Cage, who alternates in the lead role of Strat with Andrew Polec.
This week we have stories, advice and information from Bat Out of Hell’s three leading ladies of the Steinman musical: Sharon Sexton, Christina Bennington and Danielle Steers…
We are focusing on Bat Out of Hell for the entire month of June and this week we have an exclusive interview with Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington about their lives while starring in Bat Out of Hell…
A trio of West End cast recordings (well, one’s off-West-End…) show that it is sometimes hard to recapture the stage magic.
The email telling me about an upcoming West End Live Lounge concert is one I look forward to with excitement and anticipation as the night always proves to be a joyous, talent-filled one.
Newly installed at the Dominion Theatre, after runs in Manchester, Toronto and at the Coliseum last year, Bat Out of Hell has lost little of the bizarre, baffling energy that saw it find a very devoted audience.
From the audience reaction and instantaneous standing ovation when the last note was played, it’s clear that a lot of people love this Bat Out of Hell.
In a remarkably quick return after its Coliseum outing, Jim Steinman’s barmy musical is storming onto the Tottenham Court Road, rocking on.
High octane musical Bat Out of Hell deserves its five stars simply for the high quality of the musical numbers and their performance. Polec, Bennington, Fowler and Sexton are simply stupendous.
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.
The energy, talent, passion and drive from the performers in Bat Out of Hell and everyone involved in this show is infectious and is sure to take the West End by storm on its second run.
With the show’s leads, Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, previously announced, the full company has now been cast for the 2018 West End run of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical.
Following the announcement at last night’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards that Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical, producers have announced that the musical will be returning to London’s West End in 2018, with performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on 2 April. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE VIA MYTHEATREMATES.
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell has just landed in the West End and with no intention of being a quiet neighbour in theatreland either. From the onset the audience are confronted with an immense overture of the loud rock delights that feature in this epic production.
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