Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical in the Midlands.

A jukebox musical set in a dystopian future and positively awash with greatest hits from an impressive back-catalogue, Bat Out Of Hell is not to be confused with Queen blockbuster We Will Rock You, which can be  pretty much summed up in exactly the same way.

Premiered in 2017, the Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf extravaganza is heavy on rock music and light on plot - which is yet another thing it has in common with We Will Rock You. 

The story, such as it is, unfolds in a Manhattan of the future - one which has been turned into a desolate wasteland and is lorded over by a ruthless dictator named Falco. The evil tyrant is determined to rebuild the city and will stop at nothing to get his way. But a group of kids whose DNA is permanently frozen - meaning they will be 18 years of age forever - are equally determined to thwart his dastardly plans... 

Featured hits include 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, of course, Bat Out Of Hell.

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