Based on the most influential albums of Jim Steinman’s storied collaboration with singer Meat Loaf, BAT OUT OF HELL is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city.
Following Strat, who has fallen in love with the daughter of the despotic Falco, this new musical is a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll adventure that tears through over 15 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 iconic title anthem ‘Bat Out of Hell’.
Still ridiculous, overblown and baffling, Jim Steinman's post-apocalyptic musical is brasher and more tender in its new home
Jim Steinman’s perky lyrics are often overpowered in this musical juggernaut, but his roaring choruses and fairytale plot are built for the ENO’s stage
A jaw-dropping spectacle
From the start, this show comes over as a kind of cheese-dreamy, post-apocalyptic, post-dramatic reimagining of Peter Pan
Full throttle, high volume, spectacular rebirth of a musical masterpiece.