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Full casting announced for Bat Out Of Hell at New Wimbledon Theatre and on tour

Sharon Sexton as Sloane and Rob Fowler as Falco in Bat Out of Hell. Photo by Specular.

Casting news

THE producers of the UK Tour of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meatloaf’s greatest hits, have announced the return of Sharon Sexton as Sloane and Rob Fowler as Falco.

Both Sexton and Fowler recently starred in the Mamma Mia! International Tour and the original West End cast of Bat Out Of Hell.

They are joined by new stars Glenn Adamson (American Idiot) as Strat and Martha Kirby (Grease, Rags the Musical) as Raven.

They in turn are joined by Jordan Frazier (Nina Simone) as Zahara, Jonathan Bishop (Hamilton) as Jagwire, Killian Thomas Lefevre (Stranger Things, Secret Cinema) as Tink, Alex Lodge (The Book of Mormon) as Ledoux and Kellie Gnauck (Evita, West End and UK and International tour) as Valkyrie.

Also in the cast are Emily Beth Harrington (Kwaidan), Amy Matthews (Vilmos), Rebecca Lafferty (Scherrzo), Samuel Pope (Hoffmann), Andy Prosser (Markevitch), Jack Heasman (Denym), James Chisholm (O’Dessasuite), Andrew Carthy (Hollander), Rob Maguire (Astroganger) and Billie Hardy (Goddesilla).

At certain performances the role of Strat will be played by Samuel Pope.

For the stage musical, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman has 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 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 and casting by Anne Vosser.

Each venue on the tour will also be hosting special sing-a-long performances where audience members are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from the show and sing along with the cast. These will take place on Thursday, September 24 in Manchester, Thursday, October 8 in Birmingham, Thursday, October 22 in Wimbledon, Thursday, November 5 in Oxford, Thursday, November 19 in Glasgow and Thursday, December 10 and 17 and the matinee of December 31 in Liverpool.

Performances will begin at Manchester Opera House from September 10 – 26, 2020. The tour will then continue to The Alexandra Birmingham (September 29 – October 10), New Wimbledon Theatre (October 13 – 24), New Theatre Oxford (October 27 – November 7), Glasgow King’s Theatre (November 10 – 21) and Liverpool Empire (December 8 – January 2, 2021) with further dates to be announced.

Image: Sharon Sexton as Sloane and Rob Fowler as Falco in Bat Out Of Hell. Photo by Specular.