Love London Love Culture was invited to attend a special launch for the return of Bat Out of Hell to London. Here’s just five reasons why Love London Love Culture thinks it will be worth seeing…
It is completely different to anything that is on currently in the West End: there is no denying that this is a musical that aims to shake up the West End and given the nature of the music it is definitely bold, brash and oozing in confidence and energy. Given the fact that it is moving to the home of where We Will Rock You played for so long it seems the suitable home for a brand new rock inspired musical!
The set is huge and looks set to impress audiences: at the special launch in central London yesterday, specially invited guests got to see how Bat Out of Hell’s move into the Dominion Theatre is getting on and it is already looking impressive! With so many elements to it, the musical (we were told) has become increasingly bigger and nowhere it is more visible than the set so far in place. It is certainly going to be one of the most impressive in the West End.
The cast have an impressive amount of energy and passion for the show: even during this special gig/concert experience there is no denying just how much energy is required for this show and the cast seem to make it look so effortless. Andrew Polec in particular really seems to enjoy throwing himself around the stage and yet is still able to maintain a huge amount of composure and control over his vocals that is extremely impressive to witness.
It is a musical that caters for an audience that perhaps don’t like a ‘traditional’ musical: it has to be said given the look at the set and the 1980’s vibe that is reflected in both the set and (judging by Andrew Polec’s hair and make up) other elements showcased in the launch yesterday there is nothing ordinary or typical about this musical. The music might be familiar to those who love the albums that the musical is based on, but from talking to people who have seen it already it would be safe to assume that this is not a show which plays it safe – with a few unexpected surprises to look out for!
It already has a bit of a cult following: since its previous runs at both in Manchester and at the London Coliseum last year, audiences who have been and loved it can’t seem to get enough of it no matter how many times they see it. The fact the show already has such a dedicated following bodes well for its run at the Dominion Theatre.
Bat Out of Hell will play at the Dominion Theatre from the 2nd April and is currently booking until the 28th July 2018. To book tickets click here or visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk , Encore Tickets , See Tickets and Love Theatre.com.