Hitting the highway until late 2022, after several staggering runs in Toronto, New York and London, Bat Out Of Hell returned to its proverbial Manchester home this weekend.
What a difference, er, 16 years makes… Despite the show spending over a decade at the Dominion Theatre, I never managed to make it to see We Will Rock You in the height of my original Queen obsession – it actually closed just four months before I moved to London.
Jordan Luke Gage will be taking over the lead role of Strat from Andrew Polec in the West End production of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical at the Dominion Theatre from 3 September 2018.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical’s lead Andrew Polec, who plays the character of ‘forever young’ Strat, is leaving the West End production of the show.
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…
In a remarkably quick return after its Coliseum outing, Jim Steinman’s barmy musical is storming onto the Tottenham Court Road, rocking on.
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.
I get rather drawn to the stats page of the blog at times. But it’s always interesting to see the search terms that bring people here – and which posts get the most hits!
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.
Let’s make one thing clear: this show is epically crazy. Jim Steinman’s rock musical is like nothing else currently on any West End stage. It feels like a rollercoaster ride where things are constantly being thrown at you from every direction: the great, the good, the bad and the ugly sides of rock music are all thrown together to create a show like no other.
Before the world premiere of the long-awaited Jim Steinman’s BAT OUT OF HELL – The Musical has even opened in London’s West End, the producers have extended its season at the London Coliseum, due to overwhelming public demand.
You could call it the Corbynisation of new writing. In the past couple of years, a series of plays have plumbed the lower depths, looking at the subject of good people trapped in zero-hour contracts and terrible working conditions. Like Ken Loach’s dreary film, I, Daniel Blake, these plays have integrity, but very little dramatic content.
New play about casual work and disability is a thinly written Corbynesque drama.
As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from October 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.
A new musical based on the Meat Loaf album Bat Out of Hell will open at the London Coliseum in summer 2017, following a run at the Manchester Opera House from 17 February t0 29 April 2017.
Game of Thrones celebrity casting can’t save a misconceived, vulgarly populist updating of this Renaissance classic.