The producers of the UK & Ireland Tour of Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, have announced the return of Glenn Adamson (American Idiot) as Strat, Martha Kirby (Grease, Rags the Musical) as Raven and our original leading cast members Rob Fowler (Mamma Mia!, Bat Out of Hell) as Falco and Sharon Sexton (Mamma Mia!, Bat Out of Hell) as Sloane, plus Killian Thomas Lefevre as Tink, Joelle Moses as Zahara, James Chisholm as Jagwire, Kellie Gnauck as Valkyrie, and Danny Whelan as Ledoux.

Also in the cast are Laura Johnson as Kwaiden, Jamie Jukes as Markevitch, Rebecca Lafferty as Scherzzo, James Lowrie as Denym, Rory Maguire as Astroganger, Amy Matthews as Vilmos, Samuel Pope as Hoffman & Alternate Strat, Luke Street as Hollander, Leonardo Vieira as O’Dessasuite, Beth Woodcock as Spinotti, & Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli as Goddesilla.

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and London’s Dominion Theatre from 2017 to 2019. The musical also ran successfully in Canada, Germany and at New York’s City Centre in 2019.

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards and was nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical.

Bat Out of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 50 million copies worldwide.  16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, which contained the massive hit I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).

For the stage musical, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out of Hell albums, including 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, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.

In Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, the electrifying rock songs of Mr Steinman propel an epic story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco.

The UK & Ireland Tour of Bat Out of Hell - The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography adapted by Xena Gusthart, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set and costume design by Jon Bausor, original costume designs by Meentje Nielsen, original wig designs by Linda McKnight, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell, original casting by David Grindrod CDG and UK Tour casting by Anne Vosser.

The UK & Ireland Tour of Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl & Tony Smith, with executive producer Julian Stoneman.

Bat Out of Hell dedicates this tour to the memory of Jim Steinman, who sadly passed away on April 19, 2021.


11 September – 2 October 2021     Manchester Opera House     


11 – 16 October                                              New Theatre Oxford                                                               


19 – 30 October                                              King’s Theatre Glasgow                                                                                               


4 – 15 January 2022    The Alexandra, Birmingham                                                                          


18 – 29 January     New Wimbledon Theatre                                                  


1 – 5 February    Stockton Globe                                     


8 – 19 February     Edinburgh Playhouse                                                        


22 – 26 February The Marlowe, Canterbury                                                  


12 – 16 April His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen



26 – 30 April Stoke Regent Theatre                                                      

3 – 7 May                                   Sheffield Lyceum Theatre                                                


24 – 28 May   Eastbourne Congress Theatre                                                                         


14 – 25 June     Milton Keynes Theatre                                                         


28 June – 2 July    Mayflower Theatre Southampton                                                                                           


12 – 23 July  Theatre Royal Plymouth                                                                                                 


26 July – 6 August   Newcastle Theatre Royal             


9 – 20 August                                                  Bristol Hippodrome   


23 – 27 August                                                Belfast Grand Opera House                                             


30 August – 10 September Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin                                                                                                                                      

13 – 24 September                                         Hull New Theatre                                                              


27 September – 1 October                             New Theatre, Cardiff                                                         


4 – 15 October                                               Liverpool Empire                                                                                                                                                                     

25 October – 5 November                              New Victoria Theatre, Woking                                          


Further dates to be announced