Robert Emery is thrilled to announce that he will be conducting Bat Out Of Hell, live on stage at the Manchester Opera House, from February 2017 through to April 2017. The production will then transfer to the West End's largest theatre, the London Coliseum in the summer.
About the production
Based on the most influential albums of Jim Steinman’s storied collaboration with singer Meat Loaf, BAT OUT OF HELL is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city.
This new musical is a high-octane rock‘n’roll adventure that tears through over 20 of Steinman’s hits, including I’d Do Anything for Love… (But I Won’t Do That), You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night), Dead Ringer For Love, It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad and Bat Out Of Hell.
The original 'Bat Out Of Hell' album has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, and was created during Steinman’s time at Amherst college. Returning to the album over 15 years later, Steinman and Meat Loaf created 'Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell' which contained the song "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)", before completing the trilogy in 2006 with 'Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose'.
Jim Steinman is no stranger to musical theatre, having previously used the songs for a workshop production of 'Neverland', a futuristic version of Peter Pan in 1974. In 1996 he collaborated with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on the musical Whistle Down the Wind, for which he provided the lyrics. The show opened in Washington D.C and later at the Aldwych Theatre in London in 1998. He wrote the lyrics and produced the hit song "No Matter What" for Boyzone, which became the breakout hit from the musical.
He composed the music for the hit European musical Dance of the Vampires (Tanz der Vampire) which opened in Vienna in 1997, before transferring to Broadway, finally opening at the Minskoff Theatre on 18 October 2002 starring Michael Crawford
Tickets for the Manchester run of Bat Out of Hell - the Musical are now on sale: Click here or call 0844 871 3018
Tickets for the London Coliseum production will be on sale soon