Bat Out Of Hell


Bat Out Of Hell

02 Apr 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

£18.00 - £202.00

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22 reviews

3.9 out of 5.0
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Strat has fallen in love with the daughter of the despotic Falco, leading him into a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll adventure against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city.

Tears through over 20 of Steinman’s songs including I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), Dead Ringer for Love, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and the title anthem Bat Out of Hell.

The musical based on Jim Steinman’s storied collaboration with singer Meat Loaf is back in London with Polec and Bennington reprising their leads. (Reviews from 2017)


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“Wild exuberant choreography... the ensemble are unbelievable... A powerful intense Strat... Bennington an enchanting Raven.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“An unmissable experience - especially for fans of Meat Loaf’s work... A simple plot played with sassiness, poignancy and humour.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Even louder than at the Coliseum... I still love it.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Gets the blazing operatic treatment it undoubtedly deserves... Unapologetically thunderous... Jaw-dropping spectacle.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Bat sh*t crazy... Embodies everything Steinman's '70s and '80s mad, slightly camp rock music did with not a hint of shame. ”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“Silly... brilliant... Polec conceals in his thin, constantly topless frame an immense voice... A uniformly excellent cast.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Polec commands the stage... Bennington’s Raven giving more life than the writer has to the stereotype of a pampered daughter.”

Mark Lawson (Guardian)

“A dynamic young cast who put bags of zip and fizz into their dance routines and sing their hearts out.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“Oh this could have gone oh so wrong... All revved up, with some place to go.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Rock and roll in extremis... I have rarely seen so many great singers on stage in the same production. Polec is terrific.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Already, right out of the box, feels like a classic... Emery’s band skimp on neither the volume nor the hard edge... Thrilling.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“Life-affirming... The music goes hell-for-leather with its revving anticipation, orgiastic frenzies and electric-guitar climaxes”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Meat Loaf’s most famous album gets the blazing operatic treatment it undoubtedly deserves... Unapologetically thunderous musical”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“It’s loud. It’s bombastic. It’s bat-shit crazy. And it’s back... Like nothing you’ll have seen before. ”

Will Longman (London Theatre)

“Still ridiculous, overblown and baffling... brasher and more tender in its new home... A complete joy.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“A feast for the senses, with vocal acrobatics so sensational your ears will feel as if they are in heaven.”

Broadway World (other reviewers)

“A parade of dry ice, skin-tight leather, fire-belching motorbikes – and just a smattering of self-awareness.”

Matt Breen (Time Out)

“Enjoyably daft... A preposterous, lumbering behemoth... Bennington: spirited... Fowler: camp... Polec: genuinely excellent.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Spectacular sets and set pieces, flashing lights and actual fire... The standards... punchily rendered by a hard-working cast.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“The second [half] — fractionally less loud and infinitely more thoughtful — totally won me over. One out of two ain’t bad.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A loud and laboured rock dinosaur that escapes extinction thanks to some incredible lead performances... A phenomenal house band”

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