Bat Out Of Hell comes 'home' to Manchester

Published: 8 December 2019
Reporter: David Upton

The original West End cast of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical Credit: Specular

Bat Out Of Hell—The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meatloaf’s greatest hits, will be returning to tour the UK, following an Australian tour, with performances beginning at Manchester Opera House from September 10–26.

It premièred there in 2017 before heading to London’s Coliseum and Dominion theatres. The musical also ran in Canada, Germany and New York last summer.

Steinman has incorporated songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth", "Bat Out Of Hell", "I Would 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".

They propel a 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.