Bat Out of Hell The Musical Reviews - Dominion Theatre

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Dominion Theatre

Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road

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The theatre can be seen from the station, on the corner of the crossroads between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 102 review(s)


Latest Review: "This show is absolutely amazing, The best show I have seen in the West end. All the cast were fan..."

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    Wednesday, 22nd Feb 2017 by Margaret pemberton

what a fantastic show i loved it,as did everyone else in the theatre by the reactions,every cast member did a stunning job,WELL DONE ALL

    Saturday, 18th Feb 2017 by Jeremy Balcombe

On Friday night, hundreds of hard-core Meat Loaf fans descended on Manchester's Opera House to experience the opening night of Bat Out Of Hell. Now, those who consider themselves fans know that the real star is Jim Steinman, who wrote the music for Bat Out of Hell trilogy, Dead Ringer, and also the core album 'Bad for Good' (more on that later). The crowd was in fine voice, and the common age must have been mid 40's, with denim and leather much in evidence. The show started with a motorbike on stage, being cleaned and pimped by the 2 lead characters, Strat (Andrew Polec) and Raven (Christina Bennington). They were there whist the audience entered, and set up the beginning act. And what an act! I was expecting the opening chord of Bat Out of Hel, but was treated to one of many of the classic Steinman monologues, beginning 'I remember everything,'. Fans recognised this from both the Bad for Good album as well as being in Bat 2, and joined in straight away. Polec was in mesmerising form and held the crowd spellbound with his delivery and stage presence. His awareness of the crowd (and yes the Manchester lot certainly made their presence felt) was clear from the start. Rock hit followed after hit, with songs appropriately adapted to match the story. The evil leader, Falco (Rob Fowler) and his wife Sloane (Sharon Sexton) had a key role in the experience as parents battling with the desire to raise their daughter well, but also battling their own desires of a wasted and lost youth. One of the highlights of the first half was their rendition of 'Paradise by the dashboard light', with full car, baseball commentary team, emotional impact and car wreck into the orchestra pit, played for big laughs from the audience. The other supporting characters that must be mentioned are Zahara (Danielle Steers) and Jagwire (Dom Hartley-Harris) who had some of the best duet songs with the emotional 'Two out of three ain't bad' and the barnstorming 'Dead ringer for love'.

The end of the climactic first half was the escape of Strat and Raven on a motorbike to the pumping sounds of Bat Out of Hell, which got the audience on their feet for a first half standing ovation. The second half fulfilled the promise of a wonderful night with every classic track covered, and finishing with the emotional powerhouse of 'I'd do anything for love' The whole cast was assembled on stage, with the three main couples each taking part of the song for themselves. Even though water on the stage made Strat slip over mid-song, he carried on like a true professional, and got a rapturous cheer from the audience. When the last line was delivered as a challenge by Raven, 'Sooner or later you'll be screwing around', Strat turned to the audience and was given many suggestions about what to do.

Overall, a monster hit for fans of Steinman, the young cast giving some old rockers one hell of a night.

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Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 21st December 2018
Booking Until: Saturday, 5th January 2019
Age Restriction: Due to strong language, partial nudity and scenes of a sexual nature, the show is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Parental guidance should be used for children aged between 12 and 16. For further information, please contact the Box Office. Children under the age of 5 unfortunately cannot be admitted.
Important Info: The show contains strobe lighting, haze and flame effects. The sound levels are very high throughout the show and there are scenes that include gunshots sound effects.                                                                                                                                                                       

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