WINNER: BEST MUSICAL, Evening Standard
BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL "is a breathtaking new musical — a joy ride of teenage love, youthful rebellion and just plain living the rock’n’roll dream.” This high-octane adventure tears through Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits including I Would Do Anything For Love (but I won't do that), Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Dead Ringer For Love, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and Bat Out of Hell.
With a multi award-winning creative team from the world of Theatre, Opera, Music and Film, this 'jaw-dropping spectacle' (Evening Standard) plays Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre from 14 October!"
The cast of Bat Out of Hell includes original West End stars Andrew Polec (as Strat) and Christina Bennington (as Raven), alongside Bradley Dean (as Falco), Tony Award winner and Grammy nominated Lena Hall (as Sloane), Avionce Hoyles (as Tink), Danielle Steers (as Zahara) and Tyrick Wiltez Jones (as Jagwire), with ensemble members Will Branner, Lincoln Clauss, Kayla Cyphers, Jessica Jaunich, Paulina Jurzec, Adam Kemmerer, Nick Martinez, Harper Miles, Erin Mosher, Aramie Payton, Andres Quintero, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Kaleb Wells.
Directed by Jay Scheib
“When’s the last time it felt as if an entire theater were about to levitate? The blissful overdrive of Jay Scheib’s production can affect even a relative outlier “Bat Out of Hell” is all but blasting an adoring audience out of their seats.”
Matt Wolf, NEW YORK TIMES
“His brand of theater always seems to be ahead of everybody else. ”
Tom Murrin, PAPERMAG
“Bat Out of Hell,” directed with technological sturm und drang by the American Jay Scheib, is irony-free and played with beguiling epicene virility and lungs of steel by the willowy Andrew Polec..”
Ben Brantley, NEW YORK TIMES
‘LOUD, EXHILARATING AND BLOWS YOUR SOCKS OFF’
‘A JAW-DROPPING SPECTACLE’
‘I CAN’T REMEMBER WHEN I LAST SAW A STANDING OVATION AT THE INTERVAL’
The Sunday Times
‘A CRAZY WILD CHILD OF A ROCK’N’ROLL MUSICAL’
‘A NIGHT THAT WILL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP, YOUR HEART SOAR AND HAVE YOU SINGING ALONG’
What's On Stage
‘ENOUGH ELECTRICITY BETWEEN THE YOUNG LOVERS ALONE TO BLAST THE ROOF OFF THIS GLORIOUS THEATRE’
Mail on Sunday
'SO LOUD I SPILLED MY BEER'
‘A TRULY STAGGERING PIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRE...
NO EXCUSES, GET A TICKET WHILE YOU CAN’
Manchester Evening News
‘THIS SHOW HAS LITERALLY CHANGED THE WAY MUSICALS ARE STAGED FOREVER’
North West End
Under the direction of Jay Scheib, the creative team features choreography by Emma Portner and Xena Gusthart, musical direction by Ryan Cantwell, musical supervision & additional arrangements by Michael Reed, orchestrations by Steve Sidwell, scenic design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Bausor & Meentje Nielsen, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, and video design by Finn Ross.
Bat Out of Hell: The Musical premiered in Manchester, England, in February 2017, before heading to the London Coliseum in June 2017 and then onto Toronto, Canada in October 2017. It returned to the West End for an open-ended engagement at the Dominion Theatre from April 2018, which would eventually play its final West End performance on January 5, 2019. The North American Tour kicked off with a return engagement in Toronto in the fall of 2018.
Bat Out of Hell: The Musical is produced by Michael Cohl, Tony Smith, Bob Broderick, Lorne Gertner, and David Sonenberg.
Images by Specular
Andrew Polec in Bat Out of Hell