Bat Out Of Hell The Musical Opens to Critical Acclaim in London

— June 22, 2017

– Five-star reviews for world premiere of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell The Musical at the London Coliseum this week –
– With music and lyrics from Jim Steinman and directed by Jay Scheib, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical is Bell Media’s first co-venture into theatre alongside Iconic Entertainment Studios –

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical producers (from l-r) Michael Cohl, David Sonenberg, Tony Smith, and Randy Lennox
TORONTO and LONDON (June 22, 2017)Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell The Musical has debuted to widespread critical acclaim following its World Premiere June 20 in London’s West End, already receiving three, five-star reviews, and accolades from publications such as The Guardian and The Times. As announced last fall, Bat Out Of Hell is the first live theatrical production from Bell Media’s joint venture with legendary Canadian producer Michael Cohl’s Iconic Entertainment Studios (Spamalot; Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark; Rock of Ages: The Musical). What the critics are saying:

**** ‘LIFE-AFFIRMING SPECTACULAR’ – Metro

**** ‘IT’S LOUD, EXHILARATING AND BLOWS YOUR SOCKS OFF’ – The Independent

**** ‘JOYFUL AND UPLIFTING’ – Daily Express

**** ‘A MEGA-BLAST OF A MUSICAL’ – The Times

**** ‘JIM STEINMAN’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MUSICAL ALREADY FEELS LIKE A CLASSIC’ –Financial Times

**** ‘A JAW-DROPPING SPECTACLE’ – London Evening Standard

**** ‘HELLISHLY HARD TO RESIST’ – The Daily Telegraph

**** ‘THRILLING’ – The Guardian

**** ‘BRINGS THEATRE AND IT’S AUDIENCE THRILLINGLY ALIVE’ – The Stage

**** ‘A NIGHT THAT WILL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP, YOUR HEART SOAR, AND HAVE YOU SINGING ALONG’– WhatsOnStage

**** ‘ON EVERY LEVEL THE MUSICAL IS A REMARKABLE TRIUMPH’ – Music Week

Bat Out Of Hell is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat (Andrew Polec), the forever-young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven (Christina Bennington), daughter of Falco, the tyrannical ruler of Obsidian. Already a roaring success in the U.K., Bat Out Of Hell begins its Toronto run October 14, 2017 at Ed Mirvish Theatre. Tickets are available now at mirvish.com. Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox, Tony Smith, and produced in association with Bat Out of Hell Holding Limited.

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