The international tour of Bat Out of Hell—The Musical, featuring the late Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, will now continue through 2023.
The tour, which launched September 11, 2021, at Manchester Opera House, had originally been scheduled to play its final performance November 5 at the New Victoria Theatre. The production will now play limited seasons at the Swansea Arena (December 6–15) and the Capitol Theater Düsseldorf (December 20-January 4, 2023) with an arena tour of New Zealand and Australia (January 22–February 8) that will visit Spark Arena, Auckland, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, RAC Arena Perth, and Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.
The production will then return to the U.K. and play an engagement at the Peacock Theatre in the West End beginning February 17 and continuing through April. Additional European venues include Wiener Stadthalle F, Vienna and MAAG Halle, Zurich with further dates to be added.
The company features returning cast members Glenn Adamson as Strat, Kellie Gnauck as Raven, Rob Fowler as Falco, Sharon Sexton as Sloane, Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli as Zahara, James Chisholm as Jagwire, Matteo Johnson as Tink, Katie Tonkinson as Valkyrie, and Danny Whelan as Ledoux.
Also in the company are Jay Anderson as O’Dessasuite, Alex Bowen as Goddesilla Georgia Bradshaw as Kwaidan, Amara Campbell as Vilmos, Eirik Dahlen as Esquivel, Alexandra Doar as Scherzzo, Luke Hall as Markevitch, James Lowrie as Denym, Rory Maguire as Hollander, Catherine Saunders as Mordema, Luke Street as Hoffmann/Alternate Strat, Craig Watson as Astroganger, and Beth Woodcock as Spinotti.
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Bat Out of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in 1977, selling over 50 million copies worldwide; 16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the hit "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)."
The musical tells the 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.
Bat Out of Hell—The Musical has a book, music, and lyrics by Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, choreography adapted by Xena Gusthart, 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, and international tour casting by Anne Vosser.
The musical played New York's City Center in August 2019.
The tour, produced by Michael Cohl, Tony Smith, and David Sonenberg with executive producer Julian Stoneman, is dedicated to the memory of the late Steinman. Click here for the current itinerary.