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Bat Out of Hell announces replacement Strat after Andrew Polec's departure

Find out who will be starring in Jim Steinman’s musical

Alex Thomas-Smith as Tink and Christina Bennington as Raven
Alex Thomas-Smith as Tink and Christina Bennington as Raven
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Following the announcement earlier this week of Andrew Polec's departure from the West End production of Bat Out of Hell, a new Strat has been confirmed.

Jordan Luke Gage is to take over the role, originated by Polec, from 3 September.

Gage has been performing as the alternate to Polec's Strat, and made his West End debut as Hoffman in the show.

He said: "I'm overwhelmed to be taking over the iconic role of Strat in Bat Out Of Hell. Being part of this incredible show and company has been a life-changing experience for me and I have learned so much from working with the extraordinary talent that is Andrew Polec. I want to thank everyone at Bat Out Of Hell for giving me this opportunity and to thank Andrew for his support and friendship. He has been an outstanding Strat."

Simon Gordon, who has been starring as Esquivel, will continue to be the alternative Strat.

Bat Out of Hell opened at the Manchester Opera House before heading to the London Coliseum in 2017. It is currently playing at the Dominion Theatre, where it opened in April this year, and is booking through to 5 January.

Polec's final show in London will be 1 September.

Jim Steinman's musical features hit songs sung by Meat Loaf including "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", "You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth" and "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)".