World Premiere Of Bat Out Of Hell Announced For Manchester Next Year %7C Group Theatre News

The world will get its first look at Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical at the Manchester Opera House next February.

The musical will see Meat Loaf’s classic album Bat Out Of Hell come to stage with a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love.

The story is said to be set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland, and will be directed by award winning theatre director and opera director Jay Scheib.

Bat Out Of Hell will see composer Jim Steinman write a new chapter which will incorporate songs from all three of the Bat Out Of Hell albums.

Iconic songs will include 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.

The History of Bat Out Of Hell

Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman collaborated to release the album Bat Out Of Hell in 1977, before joining forces again 16 years later to release Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell. Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose followed in 2006.

The idea of the Bat Out Of Hell album came during Steinman’s time at college, where he wrote his first rock ‘n’ roll musical. Songs from the album were originally written for the composer’s second musical, Neverland.

Scheib commented: “Few works endure generation after generation with such ferocity – able to change in step with the times – with Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell, the fountain of youth has found its soundtrack – this is a production that’s dedicated to those who’ve never not been nineteen.”

Bat Out Of Hell will preview at the Manchester Opera House on the 17th February 2017.

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