Jim Steinman’s seminal rock album, Bat Out of Hell, featuring the unstoppable, unsurpassable Meat Loaf, became a musical this week as 40 years later, the new show opened at the Opera House in Manchester on its way to the London Coliseum later in the year.
The audience came from all over the world to witness the event. There were fans for whom the album had been part of the soundtrack to their lives, there were other who weren’t even born when the album was released and had only discovered the music from the album – or probably more accurately from a CD or a download!
Here, at Theatre Breaks, the original vinyl LP still has pride of place in the collection and often gets an airing.
So what did the audience have to say after they had seen this monumental show?
One regular theatregoer said” I am completely blown away with what I have just seen. I have seen a lot of theatre and I have never been to any theatre where there has been that reaction.”
Whether they were impressed by the songs, the dance, the set or just the overal production, the audience rose to applaud the show’s superb cast and recognise an incredible feat of pure theatre.
Bat Out of Hell runs at the Manchester Opera House until 08 April 2017. It then moves to London from 05 June 2017. Bat Out of Hell Theatre Breaks in London are available to book now.