Bat Out of Hell gets out of the gate

Bat Out of Hell (2018 production). Pic: Chris Davis Studio

Writer:

Paul Genty

21 Jun 2021

Manchester Opera House opens new tour - a year late

One of the most popular musicals of recent years returns to Manchester’s Opera House in September, a year later than expected.

Jim Steinman and Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell – the Musical was to have opened a UK tour in Manchester last September but was postponed due to the pandemic. Manchester still gets the honour, with the show playing for three weeks until October 2, at the head of an extensive tour that ends up once again in the North West, at the Liverpool Empire in October 2022.

The production is dedicated to the memory of Hall of Fame songwriter and Grammy-winning record producer Steinman, who died in April aged 74.

“This musical was Jim Steinman’s life-long dream and he was incredibly proud of the love the show received from critics and audiences alike. This tour will be in memory of Jim,” said producer Michael Cohl. “We’ve all been through a lot these past 15 months and we now need a really good night out.”

Songs in the show include Meatloaf favourites You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, Bat Out of Hell, I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.

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