Alhambra, Bradford – Until 11th June 2022
Reviewed By Katie Goldsbrough
Bat Out of Hell celebrates the music of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman, with hit songs including’ Bat out of Hell’, ‘I Would Do Anything for Love (But I won’t do that)’ and ‘You Took the Words Right out of my Mouth’ this is one not to be missed.
Set in Obsidian we see Strat (Glenn Adamson), the leader of ‘The Lost’ a group of people whose DNA was frozen during chemical wars so they remain 18 forever. Strat falls in love with Raven (Marth Kirby), the daughter of Falco (Rob Fowler), the ruler of Obsidian who is at war with ‘The Lost’ and refuses to let Raven leave Falco Tower. Glenn Adamson as the eccentic Strat deserves a special mention and has a phenomenal voice. The whole cast is wonderful, the singing is fantastic throughout and they all put their all in to the performance.
With the majority of the show taken up with the music Bat out of Hell has to be a top choice for fans of rock’n’roll. With so much going on you sometimes don’t know where to look. There is some very unique staging, a big screen at the back of the stage shows the cast being followed by a video camera inside Falco Tower as other action is taking place at the front of the stage which is something I haven’t seen before.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an audience on their feet so quickly or heard louder cheers at the end of a show. Bat out of Hell is simply amazing, whether you’re a hardcore Meat Loaf fan or only know the big hits you will be sure to be blown away by this show.