Bat out of Hell – A Review

Direct from electrifying audiences in London, Toronto, Germany and New York, Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical Bat Out of Hell hits the road on a UK tour in 2021/22.

This world renowned show has finally come back to Manchester, and what a sensational return it has been.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is 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.

Sounds amazing right? This is the backstory to the musical Bat out of hell which we were honoured to be at press night for. From the get go quite simply… this show rocked!

The cast are phenomenal, acting is dramatic, well timed and often breathtaking. The vocals from each member of the cast are simply astounding. There were tears in parts, singing in others, and even clapping, dancing and laughing throughout. 

This award-winning musical thunders through iconic hits including I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)Paradise By The Dashboard LightTwo Out Of Three Ain’t BadDead Ringer For Love and Bat Out of Hell, in an over the top theatrical spectacle unlike any other.

The musical arrangement was satisfyingly recognisable, yet fresh, upbeat and totally in keeping with the plot.

A special mention has to go to the camera operator, who creates spectacular arrangements and videography affects throughout the show, and really help it to stand head and shoulders above other productions.

All in all, this show smashed it out of the park, again. If you get the chance, go and see it!

Bat out of hell runs at Manchester Opera House until 2nd October – tickets and info here: https://www.manchester-theatre.co.uk/theatres/opera-house-manchester/bat-out-of-hell.php

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