The award-winning Bat Out Of Hell musical is finally back in Manchester, where it all began and last night I was lucky enough to attend the press night performance.
Bat Out Of Hell first came to the stage in 2017 right here in Manchester and since then been all over the world including London, Toronto and New York. The show is on now at the Opera House until October 2nd 2021 before continuing with it’s UK tour.
Bat Out Of Hell features some of Jim Steinman and Meatloaf’s greatest hits including Bat Out Of Hell, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Ain’t of Three Ain’t Bad.
The story follows forever young leader of ‘The Lost’, Strat as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of a real tyrant.
Every performer was absolutely brilliant, bringing some much to each and every character. I absolutely love a musical and the element of rock ‘n’ roll brought so much energy to the stage. In my reviews I usually give special mention to a particular singer or performer but each and everyone were amazing. I loved the scenes with Strat (Glenn Adamson) and Raven (Martha Kirby). Falco (Rob Fowler) and Sloane (Sharon Sexton) were sensational together and even brought plenty of laughter.
The whole show was amazing from start to finish but two performances in particular stuck out for me. Martha Kirby’s performance of ‘It’s All Coming Back to Me Now’ was outstanding. Also ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ was a spectacle, bringing lots of the cast together.