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Exclusive: First look at West End premiere of Bat Out of Hell: The Musical

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In a Gay Times exclusive, take a first look at Bat Out of Hell at the London Coliseum.

Jim Steinman’s epic rock and roll theatrical fantasy, the inspiration for one of the most iconic and successful albums in history, opens officially next week following a stellar run at the Manchester Opera House earlier this year.

The show incorporates iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums including 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, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.

Andrew Polec stars as Strat and Christina Bennington is Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco and Sharon Sexton as Sloane. The show is directed by Jay Schieb.

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Related: First look inside rehearsals for the world premiere of Bat Out of Hell: The Musical

Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical features a book by Jim Steinman, with early writing by Stuart Beattie; music and lyrics by Jim Steinman; direction by Jay Scheib and choreography by Emma Portner; musical arrangements and supervision by Michael Reed.

It features set design by Jon Bausor; costume design by Meentje Nielsen and Jon Bausor; video design by Finn Ross; lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe; sound design by Gareth Owen; orchestration by Steve Sidwell; casting by David Grindrod Associates and musical direction by Robert Emery.

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Join the eternally young Strat and his wild gang, The Lost, as they roam the streets of Obsidian, a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, ruled by the wicked and tyrannical Falco.

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Bat Out of Hell is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox and Tony Smith.

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