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Christina Bennington, Andrew Polec
The Dominion Theatre is the venue for a show that's set to rock your world. If you love Meat Loaf's unique musical style in all its humorous, loud and proud glory, you'll never forget this particularly big night out. Bat Out of Hell features more than twenty massive songs from the Loaf, set to a plot that'll have your heart racing ten to the dozen. Huge fun, eagerly anticipated, don't miss it!
Bat Out Of Hell is inspired by the albums of the same name, with tunes by the brilliant songwriter Jim Steinman and Jay Scheib at the helm. It's no surprise it has made it to the stage, joining a host of music industry stars whose songs have been immortalised in top class musicals.
In a way it's surprising it took so long for Steinman and Meatloafs' extraordinary rock opera to make it to the stage. It's been on Steinman's mind for some time, by all accounts, so it's fantastic to finally see it on the way to the West End.
Bat Out of Hell – The story
Expect twenty or more classics from the Loaf, woven into a story you'll revel in. Are you ready to rock? The story goes like this: young Strat is stuck in a post-apocalyptic world and he'd do anything for love. Being madly passionate about the mad dictator Falco's daughter is a risky business – will romance win the day?
The musical knits together classic tunes from all three Bat Out of Hell albums, a plot that does full justice to the music's power, drama and massive electric charge.
Expect plenty of singing and dancing to spice up the action, and plenty of humour too – a staple of the personality behind the music. By all account Meat Loaf is a very funny man, and while the fine details of this hit-in-the-making of a musical are yet to be revealed, the signs are looking good. Very good.
Best of all, the word on the streets is there'll be a few brand new Steinman songs to add to the classics we all know and love. If your idea of a great night out includes top music plus themes of love and loss, you've got it. There might even be the occasional motorbike on stage. You'll have to wait and see!
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What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (62%)
Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by Robert, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by Dennis, Bristol, United Kingdom
Have seen this show three times, each time i was left in the same place, when can i buy a ticket to see it again? Very sad to see the last performance but know the beat will live forever via You Tube.
Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by Shaun, Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by Jane, Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by Tina, Ashford, United Kingdom
The music, singing and band were top class. Lots of surprises, and although we may have got used to these being Meatloaf songs, it didn't matter who sang them, male or female.
Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by Robin, Banbury, United Kingdom
I saw this 6 times so you can see I LOVED IT. Amazing show, cast and energy!
Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by Jackie, London, United Kingdom
Fantastic show. Shame it's the last one.
Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by Martine, Beckenham, United Kingdom
I loved the show. Loved the music
Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by Wanda, London, United Kingdom
If you like Meatloaf and Jim Steinman you'll love it. But even if not I think you could be fan by the end of the show. Just a shame it ends today. Let's hope they bring it back with the same lead cast.
Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by Loraine, Orpington, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by Mark, Buckley, United Kingdom
Thank goodness it is finishing tomorrow!!
Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by Philip, Braintree, United Kingdom
Have no dislikes about the show or theatre at all. Loved every minute of it!!
Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by Dianne, Carlinghow, United Kingdom
Strong show but very good. Probably not recommended for children.
Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by Susan, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fantastic set and lighting, slick scene changes and excellent effects. Imaginative choreography. Music to give you goosebumps. Not to be missed.
Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by Richard, Harpenden, United Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic show, fabulous music .. great story. Enjoyed the few funny bits .. highly recommended.
Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by Rebecca, March, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by Nigel, Church Crookham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by Penelope, Watlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by Kathleen, Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by Terry, Keith, United Kingdom
Come. See. Enjoy.
Reviewed on 01 January 2019 by Alan, Barnet, United Kingdom
Amazing energy, whole audience was standing and clapping by the last song
Reviewed on 31 December 2018 by Gregory, Toronto, Canada
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by Ruth, Berkshire, United Kingdom
I was very impressed! Best musical I’ve seen, everyone’s singing was incredible, never heard anything so amazing 😀
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by Hayley, Andover, United Kingdom
This was our second time to see Bat out of Hell and it was just as good second time round we took our Friends who were pleasantly suprised with the quality of the production well done to everyone concerned.
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by David, Halesowen, United Kingdom
Great show, just nailed it. Cast were brilliant and Meat would be proud
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by John, Melboune, Australia
Really enjoyed this show..strong voices and great young talent. Effects were fabulous although a bit too much to follow at times. Highly recommended
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by Amanda, Devonshire, Bermuda
The show was excellent as it held you in suspense as to what would happen. We had a seat in the front stalls which we thought was a very good seat as you felt part of the show. I did not feel that this show would be a good idea for young children.
Reviewed on 27 December 2018 by Ann, Leigh-on-sea, United Kingdom
Sit in middle seating very obstructing on wing
Reviewed on 23 December 2018 by Karen, East Geelong, Australia
Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by Emily, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by Clare, Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by Amy, Wicken, United Kingdom
One of the best musicals ever. You left the theatre on a real high. Would definitely go and see it again
Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by Joanne, Varsity Lakes, Australia
Great show kept me entertained from start to finish, great vocalists. I would highly recommend seeing it before it ends.
Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by Jason, London, United Kingdom
I attended the Bat Out of Hell show on December 19th 2018 with my wife, having already seen the production with my daughter in August. I simply HAD to bring my wife up from Brighton to see the show and could barely wait for her to see it over those four months. Fantastic vocal performances by all principle characters, great stage production, wonderful musical direction and so very moving that we were both reduced to tears during and even after the show. I cannot recommend this show highly enough and thank Jim Steinman for the incredible music which inspired it.
Reviewed on 20 December 2018 by Lance, Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 December 2018 by Hanneloreq, Walton On The Naze, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 December 2018 by Monika, Gravesend, United Kingdom
Disappointing. Poor story line and acting. Rather bored and left at the interval
Reviewed on 19 December 2018 by Jane, Hundon, United Kingdom
there's no story! the cast can sing and all seem to be trying their hardest, but the music is terrible, story-line is non-existent and the acting awful. We left at the interval.
Reviewed on 18 December 2018 by Simon, Croydon, United Kingdom
Wow, the singing and the music was incredible - the live orchestra amazing. Although the story is a little cheesy I think quite a clever weaving together of the Meat Loaf songs where they all make sense within the storyline: clever writing. The singing was incredible. How these performers so this every night or even more is just crazy. Go see it before it goes off. Such a shame it is finishing. Maybe it was put into a theatre that was too big. It is a great theatre and I hope it gets put on to a smaller one somewhere else or what a waste!
Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by Rebecca, London, United Kingdom
The old Meatloaf songs are good. The story line I was not sure about, stage and set were very good.
Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by Simon, Thornton Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by Kenneth, Prestonpans, United Kingdom
Great music, excellent singers, band, just amazing
Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by Ruth, Nottwil, Switzerland
I love it so much. Been 5 times. Devastated it's closing. Don't know what i will do now!!!!
Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by Judith, Wickford, United Kingdom
The production, the set, the music were fantastic. If you have the chance make time to see this, you won’t be disappointed
Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by Chris, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Amazing music, amazing singing & dancing - a must see for anyone who loves Meatloaf
Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by Nicola, Croydon, United Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic, the songs brought to life in a new way , goose bumps throughout.
Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by Barbara, Telford, United Kingdom
I simply love this show. On seven occasions I have been privileged to see this wonderful cast, listen to the outstanding musicians and watch the unbelievable production. On each of those seven visits I have been in awe at the commitment that the personnel involved show in entertaining those lucky enough to be present. I have tickets for the final show on the 5th January, but I may try and fit one more in before that exciting but sad occasion. BOOH has spoiled me from viewing musical theatre from this point onwards. All future shows I see have a lot to live up to. This production has set the bar very high. Thank you to all those involved. ,
Reviewed on 14 December 2018 by Robert, Westgate On Sea, United Kingdom
Special effects were spectacular, music and songs were fantastic. Highly recommend!!
Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by Jessica, Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by Jordan, London, United Kingdom
Loads of energy. Incredible and very clever staging - very atmospheric. Great singing (although don’t expect it to sound like MeatLoaf). Not much of a story but it really didn’t matter.
Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by Susan, Hitchin, Herts, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by Lynda, Nether Wyndings, United Kingdom
The show was amazing cant say enough about spectacular lighting & effects , the cast are brilliant actors with amazing voices , my second time seeing it !
Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by Lindsay, Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by John, Hockley, United Kingdom
Astonishingly beautiful. End to end incredible music. Seen it 3 times and the cast continue to give it 110% every time. Catch it while you can.
Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by Simon, Dorking, United Kingdom
Please don’t expect to enjoy the show, don’t sing along or move or even look as if you might smile. The show is only for people who don’t have any personality.
Reviewed on 11 December 2018 by Tracey, Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 December 2018 by Karen Eie, Gadstrup, Denmark
Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by Ruth, Hexham, United Kingdom
Fistly, a fantastic evenings entertainment. Not what you might expect as the performance is loosely based on Peter and Wendy / Lost Boys, it incorporates the music of Meat Loaf. Dual cameras included in the performance adds to the visuals, and the 3D, (although sparse) is excellent. Seats L2/L3 Stalls, advertised as non restricted view, was in fact restricted to anything on the far right of stage.
Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by Peter, Ely, United Kingdom
Tremendous original set and a very young energetic and talented caste.
Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by John, Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Go see it before it ends! Stunning production that blew me away with the performances and vocals
Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by Raymond, Croydon, United Kingdom
Feel good show. Really enthusiastic cast. Loved it. Lovely theatre but it was very cool at the start as the air con was on.
Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by Anne, Rostrevor, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by Dale, Gilfach Goch, United Kingdom
Seen the show rwice. Row F circle provides perfect view. This is the best musical by far.
Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by Jsell, Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by Donna, Kenley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by Odette, London, United Kingdom
What an amazing show! Full of amazing singers, musicians and actors. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!
Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by Frances M, London, United Kingdom
Really great show best ever.
Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by Stuart, Beckenham, United Kingdom
Brilliant show love it. A must see for Bat fans.
Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by Stuart, Beckenham, United Kingdom
Seen three tunes now, upbeat show leaving you with a great feeling when you leave. Seen once with main cast members and twice with understudies, loved the main characters and would have liked to see them again but certainly did not spoil anything with the understudies.
Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by Jacquie, Folkestone, United Kingdom
Dancing, singing, music and acting was amazing Story line was a little confusing Lightning and stage settings were excellent
Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by Beverly, Malvern, United Kingdom
have seen this show for three years running at least twice a year & each time there are slight differences so makes it fresh each time. cast are so believable & music & stage changes are really good. there are a few flashing light times.
Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by Tracey, Dagenham, United Kingdom
What a brilliant all round show but I would stress there are sexual connotations so not suitable for young children. The special effects were out of this world a must see
Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by Annette, Feltham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by Maria, Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Unfortunately our experience was spoilt by a number of drunks sitting two rows in front of us.
Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by David, Barnard Castle, Co.durham, United Kingdom
It takes time to understand the story but stick with it
Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by Vyvyan, Arundel, United Kingdom
Watched Bat Out Of Hell today and was totally impressed would advise to see this before it closes maybe not for young children because of adult themes but one of the best shows I’ve seen totally excellent
Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by Paul, Bromley, United Kingdom
Came with open mind! Enjoyed every moment!!
Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by Geoffrey, Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by Stuart, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by Charles, Bossier City, United States Of America
Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by Karen, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by Paul, Stevenage, United Kingdom
I was told there would be newspaper on the seat explaining the back story but there weren’t any. Having said that we soon picked up the plot although the music was the most important item.
Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by Peter, Basildon, United Kingdom
Seen this twice, second time was a singalong and what a great party there was with a wonderful atmosphere and everyone joining in with the classics. The show is brilliantly staged, sound is fantastic and all the performances excellent. If you are a Steinman fan don't miss this treat.
Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by Trevor, Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
For me this is 'west side story' set in 2025 so should appeal to anyone who enjoys brilliant singing, excellent acting and an exceptional storyline. Do not be put off if there are 'understudy or stand ins' everyone in this troupe gives heart and soul to the performance, being a newbie I have only seen it 20 times from the early days in Manchester through the Colosseum to the Dominion. Don't prevaricate - book those tickets now before the show ends and enjoy.
Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by Robert, Beckenham, United Kingdom
The whole cast in this production have the most powerful voices I have ever heard. Each time I see this show I like it more and more.
Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by Elaine, Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by Robert, Huddinge, Sweden
Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by Michael, Bend, United States Of America
Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by Rebecca, Leeds, United Kingdom
Amazing show. Great view in all seats due to the stage setup.
Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by Laura, Brackley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by Jayne, Alvington, United Kingdom
Everything I want from a play is Bat Out of Hell. Awesome music, dancing, acting and special effects!
Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by Tamar, London, United Kingdom
100% must-see for Meatloaf/Jim Steinman fans. The songs are great anyway, but are really brought to life in the musical. Stunning.
Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by Ariane, Manningtree, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Gail, Reading, United Kingdom
I wouldn’t recommend it for under16’s because if the sexual contents.
Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Claire, Fleet, United Kingdom
An amazing production with an energetic lively cast. Back for a second time! Sitting close to the stage gave a different perspective and appreciation of the back ground action and dancing. Some amazing special effects and very interesting use of the stage, being multi level. Took older teens who loved the show.
Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Sharron, Maidenhead, United Kingdom
This show is wonderful for anyone who loves the Meatloaf soundtrack. It is also a love story which has been cleverly written to incorporate all the well known tracks from the Bat out of Hell compilation. Amusing aswell and aimed at an adult audience.
Reviewed on 22 November 2018 by Samantha, Scarborough, United Kingdom
Really enjoyed show. Music was good by the orchestra and the singing was good too. Story line very simple basic. But show was mostly about the music so does not matter. We really enjoyed it and would recommend people seeing it. Does contain strobe lighting so they should warn people in case anyone has epilepsy for example.
Reviewed on 22 November 2018 by Justin, Irvine, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 November 2018 by Michael, Bruchsal, Germany
I did not have any expectations which was good as it blew me away! Cant help but sing along to the songs and had great energy and vibe! Generally really fun exciting show with quite a lot of comedy aspects too which was great!
Reviewed on 21 November 2018 by Jade, London, United Kingdom
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by Phil Willmott | Friday, November 4 2016, 14:57
The full casting has been announced for BAT OUT OF HELL heading to the London Coliseum next June and I'm very excited about the line up.
The casting is daring and imaginative and it’s going to introduce a lot of people to some hot new talent.BAT OUT OF HELL Producers Assemble an Exciting Cast of Young Talent
by Phil Willmott | Friday, August 19 2016, 14:49
It’s been a long time coming but now finally everything’s in place and it’s been announced that Meatloaf’s most theatrical of albums, BAT OF OUT HELL, will be the basis of a new stage musical, to be staged by Obie Award-winning director Jay Scheib.
The music and lyrics were written by Jim Steinman and the songs on the best selling trilogy of albums performed by Meat Loaf have always had a story linking them together.BAT OUT OF HELL flies into London