News: Bat Out Of Hell – the Musical to tour the UK and Ireland from September 2021

Award-winning Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, will be touring the UK and Ireland in 2021 and 2022, with performances beginning on 11 September 2021 at Manchester Opera House and running through to 5 November 2022. Tickets for the tour are now on sale.

The show, which blew audiences away in the UK, Canada and USA and given Jim Steinman’s masterpiece Bat Out Of Hell is the highest selling album of all time in Australia, will be performing throughout Australia in November 2021, and the production is looking forward to working with Paul Dainty President and CEO of TEG DAINTY.  

Casting is to be announced. 

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.

Producer Michael Cohl said today, “We’ve all been through a lot these past 15 months and we now need a really good night out with friends and family. Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will give you the most fun night you can have in the UK and Ireland this year (with your clothes on)! People will once again be able to dance and sing along to these great Steinman songs. 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.”

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, 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 SonenbergMichael Cohl & Tony Smith, with executive producer Julian Stoneman.

To book tickets visit


11 September – 2 October 2021              Manchester Opera House                                      0844 871 7615*

                                                                      On sale 21 June

5 – 16 October                                        New Theatre Oxford                                              0844 871 7615*                                                              

                                                    On sale 21 June

19 – 30 October                                      King’s Theatre Glasgow                                         0844 871 7615*

                                                                                       On sale 21 June

4 – 15 January 2022                                The Alexandra, Birmingham                                   0844 871 7615*         

                                                                                    On sale 21 June

18 – 29 January                                      New Wimbledon Theatre                                        0844 8717 615*                                                             

                                                         On sale 21 June

1 – 5 February                                        Stockton Globe                                                    0843 904 0071

                                                                                           On sale 21 June

8 – 19 February                                       Edinburgh Playhouse                                            0844 871 7615*                                                              

                                                            On sale 21 June

12 – 16 April                                           His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen                            

                                                                               On sale 29 June       

26 – 30 April                                           Stoke Regent Theatre                                            0844 871 7615*                                                                       

                                                                                  On sale 21 June

3 – 7 May                                               Sheffield Lyceum Theatre                                      0114 249 6000

                                                                                        On sale soon

24 – 28 May                                            Eastbourne Congress Theatre                                01323 412 000

                                                                                    On sale 21 June

14 – 25 June                                           Milton Keynes Theatre                                           0844 871 7615*

                                                      On sale 21 June

28 June – 2 July                                      Mayflower Theatre Southampton                            02380 711811

                                                                                                On sale 1 July

12 – 23 July                                            Theatre Royal Plymouth                                        01752 267222

                                                                                                 On sale 23 July

26 July – 6 August                                  Newcastle Theatre Royal                                       0844 811 2121

                                                                                               On sale soon

9 – 20 August                                         Bristol Hippodrome                                               0844 871 7615*                                                             

                                                                                 On sale 21 June

23 – 27 August                                       Belfast Grand Opera House                                   028 9024 1919                                                                        

                                                                                                    On sale soon

30 August – 10 September                      Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin                        0818 719 377 (ROI)

                                                                                           0844 248 5101 (UK NI)                                                                       

                                                                                                                                              On sale soon                                                                                       

13 – 24 September                                  Hull New Theatre                                                   01482 300306                                                             

                                                                                        On sale 22 June

27 September – 1 October                      New Theatre, Cardiff                                             07925 659065

                                                                                        On sale soon

4 – 15 October                                        Liverpool Empire                                                  0844 871 7615*         

                                                                                      On sale 21 June

25 October – 5 November                       New Victoria Theatre, Woking                                0844 871 7615*

                                                                                         On sale 21 June

Further dates to be announced

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge

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