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Bat Out of Hell casting announced – exclusive

Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington return to lead the cast of Jim Steinman’s musical

The cast of Bat Out Of Hell
The cast of Bat Out Of Hell
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Full casting has been announced for the return of Bat Out of Hell, which flies into the Dominion Theatre in April following an acclaimed run at the London Coliseum last year.

Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington will return to lead the cast as Strat and Raven, alongside Rob Fowler as Falco, Danielle Steers as Zahara – all of whom are nominated for their performances in this year's WhatsOnStage Awards – as well as Sharon Sexton as Sloane, Giovanni Spanó as Ledoux and Patrick Sullivan as Blake.

Also returning are Emily Benjamin, Georgia Carling, Natalie Chua, Jonathan Cordin, Hannah Ducharme, Isaac Edwards, Aston Newman Hannington, Eve Norris and Courtney Stapleton.

New cast members include Alex Thomas-Smith (Tink), Wayne Robinson (Jagwire), Kyle Anthony, Christopher Cameron, Rob Copeland, Collette Guitart, Eric Hallengren, Vicki Manser, Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky, Joseph Peacock, Kyle Roberts, Craig Ryder, Dawnita Smith, Julie Stark, Charlotte Anne Steen and Sam Toland.

At certain performances, the role of Strat will be played by Simon Gordon or Jordon Gage.

The musical is based on Jim Steinman's music from the Meat Loaf albums of the same name, and includes the songs "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)", "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" and "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad".

Bat Out of Hell opened at the Coliseum in June 2017 to a flurry of four-star reviews, with WhatsOnStage saying it's "like nothing you're going to see anywhere else right now."

Bat Out of Hell is currently booking at the Dominion Theatre from 2 April to 28 July 2018.

Watch our video from last year's opening night