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Jim Steinman’s epic musical will hit the road in mid-September, stopping by all the major cities across both countries. Featuring a repertoire from one of the best-sold albums in History, the show tells the heroic story of an immortal leader and his forbidden love affair with the daughter of a tyrannical ruler. With its full cast to be announced in due time, this production will be done in memory of its creator.
Though it’s cold and lonely in the deep dark night, we can see paradise by the dashboard light. Never before have legendary writer Jim Steinman’s epic lyrics had such a powerful meaning that right now. After the recent loss of who had been nicknamed ‘the Richard Wagner of heavy metal’, combined with the uncertain situation of worldwide theatre, the return of Bat Out of Hell to the stage is in many ways a gloomy beacon of hope. Starting by mid-September, the production will stop by all the main cities across both countries, including Manchester, Oxford, Glasgow and Edinburgh, among others – with further venues to be announced in due time.
“We’ve all been through a lot these past 15 months and we now need a really good night out with friends and family”, said producer Michael Cohl. “Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will give you the most fun night you can have in the UK and Ireland this year (with your clothes on)! 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.”
Directed by Jay Scheib, the show is a heroic tale of rebellious youth and passion, in which Strat (the inmortal leader of The Lost) falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a tyrannical ruler. Already performed in UK, US and Canada, the musical has gained wide recognition – having received the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards, as well as being nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical. Featuring some of Steinman’s best-known songs, its repertoire was first released on the album of the same name, which sold over 50 million copies worldwide. 16 years later, 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).
The touring production of Bat Out of Hell will start performances at the Manchester Opera House on September 11th. The full cast will be announced soon. Further dates and tickets are available on the following link.