Bat out of Hell musical returns to West End

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will return to London’s West End, with performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on April 2.

The musical won awards after it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House and London Coliseum last year. It has just finished a run in Toronto.

Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington (pictured) are in negotiations to recreate their roles as the romantic leads, Strat and Raven, at the Dominion Theatre. Further casting is to be announced.

It is currently booking at the theatre until July 28.

Released in 1977, Bat Out Of Hell – performed by Meat Loaf – is one of the best-selling albums in history, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide.

Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell was released 16 years later, with the hit song I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).

For the stage musical, Steinman has incorporated 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.

The musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, “set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland”.

Pictured is Polec with Bennington © Specular.