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Andrew Polec to depart Bat Out Of Hell at the Dominion Theatre

Wednesday, 15th Aug 2018  

Bat Out of Hell The Musical - Dominion Theatre

Bat Out Of Hell has been in the news a lot recently, particularly with its recent announcement that it will be launching a series of Singalong performances throughout the rest of the year.

Today it finds itself in the spotlight for another reason, however, with the sad news that the show’s Strat will be stepping down next month. Andrew Polec, who has played the part since the show first appeared in Manchester (continuing in London and Toronto), will play his final performance on Saturday 1st September 2018.

Bat Out Of Hell is the stage musical version of the Meat Loaf album of the same name. Co-written by Jim Steinman (the creator of the show), it is a hugely successful album that received follow-ups like Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell.

Its story takes audiences to a post-apocalyptic future where we meet the character of Strat and Raven, plus the latter’s tyrannical father Falco. When Strat falls for Raven in the ruins of New York, matters take an interesting turn.

Along the way audiences hear songs like Dead Ringer For Love, You Took The Words Right Outta My Mouth, Not Allowed To Love and I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), amongst many others.

Polec commented on the announcement of his departure, saying “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical has changed my life - it’s a true gift. I've never felt so warmly welcomed and loved by so many thoughtful, generous people who hold Jim Steinman and Meat’s music so close to their hearts.
“It's been an honour being part of this show, and phenomenal to work with this amazing cast and team. Plus - I get to sing this brilliant music night after night for the best fans in the world!
“During the Dominion’s first preview, we were met with a full standing ovation. As I walked onto the stage, I thought the roof of the theatre was going to blow off. As Steinman says ‘I was lost, till you were found’. ‘For Crying Out Loud’, I love you all and I’ll miss you dearly. I’m eternally grateful, thank you. Keep rocking and loving - I will always carry you in my heart."

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical is currently booking at the Dominion Theatre to Saturday 5th January 2019.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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