The cast for the 2020 UK tour of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell: The Musical has been confirmed.
Fresh from its recent runs at the Manchester Opera House and the London Coliseum and Dominion Theatre, a first UK tour is on its way this year.
The musical has a book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman based on the album Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf.
The cast will be led by Sharon Sexton as Sloane and Rob Fowler as Falco with the pair previously appearing in the original West End cast of Bat Out Of Hell.
Joining them will be Glenn Adamson (American Idiot) as Strat and Martha Kirby (Grease, Rags the Musical) as Raven.
Also on the cast are Jordan Frazier (Nina Simone) as Zahara, Jonathan Bishop (Hamilton) as Jagwire, Killian Thomas Lefevre (Stranger Things Secret Cinema) as Tink, Alex Lodge (The Book of Mormon) as Ledoux and Kellie Gnauck (Evita) as Valkyrie.
Completing the cast are Emily Beth Harrington as Kwaidan, Amy Matthews as Vilmos, Rebecca Lafferty as Scherrzo, Samuel Pope as Hoffmann, Andy Prosser as Markevitch, Jack Heasman as Denym, James Chisholm as O’Dessasuite, Andrew Carthy as Hollander, Rob Maguire as Astroganger and Billie Hardy as Goddesilla.
At certain performances the role of Strat will be played by Samuel Pope.
Meanwhile, a number of special sing-a-long performances have been announced with audience members encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from the show and sing along.
Sing-a-long performances have been announced for Thursday 24 September in Manchester, Thursday 8 October in Birmingham, Thursday 22 October in Wimbledon, Thursday 5 November in Oxford, Thursday 19 November in Glasgow and Thursday 10, 17 and the matinee of 31 December in Liverpool.
Bat Out Of Hell is the story of a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical ruler of Obsidian.
This award-winning musical thunders through iconic hits including I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, Dead Ringer For Love and Bat Out of Hell, in an exciting over the top theatrical spectacle unlike any other.