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Bat Out of Hell’s next stop is the Dominion Theatre

Monday, 4th Dec 2017  

Bat Out of Hell The Musical - Dominion Theatre

The Dominion Theatre has been the home of various popular musicals, with An American in Paris currently entertaining audiences there, whilst past hits have included Queen musical We Will Rock You.

But from 2018 it will be the home of a show that has already proven itself in the capital – Bat Out Of Hell. The production previously appeared at the Coliseum in 2017 but will make a triumphant return to London next year as it takes up shop on Tottenham Court Road in the heart of London’s West End.

The production, which opens in April, will take audiences into the post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited by the likes of Strat and Falco, the former falling in love the latter’s daughter. Falco is a despot and so there is an inherent danger in falling for his daughter, which we learn as Bat Out Of Hell’s story rockets along.

But just as We Will Rock You sported the songs of Queen, the Dominion’s latest show will utilise songs from a different rock icon, Meat Loaf.

These songs first appeared on the albums Bat Out Of Hell and Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell and were penned by Jim Steinman, who has also written this show. An experienced composer, Steinman’s work has been heard all over the world, not only through the songs of Meat Loaf, but other artists as well, in addition to his work on films like Shrek 2. So it is easy to see why his compositions are held in such high regard.

The Dominion Theatre’s current show, An American In Paris, closes its doors in January after opening in April 2017. Based on the film of the same name, it tells the story of love and friendship in post-war Paris alongside some popular musical numbers. Its closure was announced in September.

Audiences will then have a few months to wait for the arrival of Bat Out Of Hell. The show returns to the capital with a run at the Dominion Theatre on Monday 2nd April 2018.

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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