Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Last night, Meat Loaf launched Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical in a special live preview event outside London Coliseum in the West End. Meat Loaf and producer Michael Cohl introduced star Andrew Polec and the cast, who performed three numbers from the show: "Bat Out of Hell", "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" and "Dead Ringer for Love".

The world premiere of Bat Out of Hell will take place at the Coliseum, opening on Tuesday 20 June 2017, following previews from 5 June, for a limited season until 22 July 2017. This follows previews at Manchester Opera House from 17 February to 8 April 2017. Jay Scheib directs, and the cast also features Christina Bennington, Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton. 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. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

The show has a book by Jim Steinman and Stuart Beattie, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical arrangements and supervision by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Meentje Nielsen, 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.

See photographs from the launch event below by Bernd Talasch for BroadwayWorld

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Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: Meat Loaf Launches BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL

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