The producers of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, are delighted to announce the musical’s return to London in 2023. The show, which is currently touring the UK and Ireland, will play a limited season at the Peacock Theatre with performances from 17 February, ending on 1 April 2023.
Bat Out of Hell – The Musical will also have a residency at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino from 27 September 2022.
Casting for both productions to be announced.
Bat Out of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and London’s Dominion Theatre from 2017 to 2019. The musical also ran successfully in Canada, Germany and at New York’s City Centre in 2019. The current UK and Ireland tour began performances at Manchester Opera House on 11 September 2021 and has been playing to sold out houses and great critical acclaim.
Bat Out of Hell – The Musical won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards and was nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical.
Bat Out of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 60 million copies worldwide. 16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, which contained the massive hit I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).
For the stage musical, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out of Hell albums, including You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night), Bat Out of Hell, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.
The electrifying rock songs of Mr Steinman propel an epic story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco.
The UK & Ireland Tour of Bat Out of Hell – The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography adapted by Xena Gusthart, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set and costume design by Jon Bausor, original costume designs by Meentje Nielsen, original wig designs by Linda McKnight, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell, original casting by David Grindrod CDG and UK Tour casting by Anne Vosser.
Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl & Tony Smith, with executive producer Julian Stoneman.
This tour is dedicated to the memory of Jim Steinman, who sadly passed away on 19 April 2021, and Meat Loaf, who passed away on 20 January 2022.
2022 TOUR LISTINGS INFORMATION
3 – 7 May Sheffield Lyceum Theatre 0114 249 6000
24 – 28 May Eastbourne Congress Theatre 01323 412 000
7 – 11 June The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford 01274 432000
14 – 25 June Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7615*
28 June – 2 July Mayflower Theatre Southampton 02380 711811
5 – 9 July Blackpool Opera House
12 – 23 July Theatre Royal Plymouth 01752 267222
26 July – 6 August Newcastle Theatre Royal 0844 811 2121
9 – 20 August Bristol Hippodrome 08448717615*
23 – 27 August Belfast Grand Opera House 028 9024 1919
30 August – 10 September Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin 0818 719 377 (ROI)
bordgaisenergytheatre.ie 0844 248 5101 (UK NI)
13 – 24 September Hull New Theatre 01482300306
27 September – 1 October New Theatre, Cardiff 07925 659065
4 – 15 October Liverpool Empire 08448717615*
25 October – 5 November New Victoria Theatre, Woking 08448717615*
17 February – 1 April 2023 Peacock Theatre, London 020 7863 8000