The cast and creative team for the world premiere of the Meatloaf musical Bat Out of Hell has been confirmed. 

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Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington. (c) Specular. 

Following previews at the Manchester Opera House, this eagerly awaited new musical will play at the London Coliseum from the 5th June until the 22nd July.

Jim Steinman’s new musical, based on the hit album, will be directed by award-winning theatre and opera director Jay Scheib. The cast will be led by newcomer Andrew Polec as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco and Sharon Sexton as Sloane. Also starring will be Aran MacRae as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara, Dom Hartley-Harris as Jagwire, Giovanni Spano as Ledoux and Patrick Sullivan as Blake.

Bat Out of Hell is one of the best selling albums in history, having sold 50 million copies worldwide. For this new stage production, the musical will use 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.

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.

Jim Steinman’s previous musicals include his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Whistle Down the Wind and the musical Tanz der Vampire, which has been running for 20 years and has been presented in Vienna, Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Budapest, Warsaw, St Petersburg and Tokyo.

Bat Out of Hell features a book by Jim Steinman and Stuart Beattie, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical arrangements and supervision by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe and sound design by Gareth Owen.

Bat Out of Hell  will play at the Manchester Opera House from the 17th February until the 8th April, before transferring to the London Coliseum from the 5th June until the 22nd July. To book tickets visit: ATG ticketsDiscount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

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