Let’s start with the set, it is unique and very technical. the transitions between the scenes are quick and very smooth as a result. There is also live video throughout the show broadcast onto a large backdrop.
The show features songs from one of the most successful albums ever, Recently deceased Meatloaf made them famous. The story is simple, a young girl falls for a boy who is seen as less than desirable by the family. It is the music that the audience came to see at the Regent and it is outstanding. The cast make it so with Glenn Adamson using his strong vocals to excel in performing “Bat Out of Hell” and “I’d Do Anything For Love”. He also enjoys great relationships with other cast members, particularly Raven, played by Martha Kirby who also impresses vocally. Falco and Sloane are outstanding as the love/hate couple played by Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton. In fact you could single out every performer in this show and say how good they are.
This production contains flashing and strobe lights so be warned . The choreography is innovative and energetic, the costumes great but it is really all about the music not the story. If you are wanting great evening listening to rock music performed by an exceptional cast then don”t miss this. It is a brilliant night out, a post pandemic musical evening of joy!
Bat out of Hell is at the Regent and Vic until Saturday April 30th
Tickets available from https://www.atgtickets.com/stoke