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Bat Out of Hell to close in the West End in January 2019

When the night is over, like a bat out of hell, it’ll be gone, gone, gone

Bat Out of Hell's Jordan Luke Gage
Bat Out of Hell's Jordan Luke Gage
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Bat Out of Hell will complete its run in the West End on 5 January 2019.

The hit musical based on the music of Jim Steinman has been at the Dominion Theatre since 2 April, after performances at Manchester's Opera House, London's Coliseum and Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre in 2017.

The current cast of Bat Out Of Hell at the Dominion Theatre is led by Jordan Luke Gage as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco and Sharon Sexton as Sloane. Also starring are Alex Thomas-Smith as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara, Wayne Robinson as Jagwire, Giovanni Spanó as Ledoux and Ryan Anderson as Blake.

Songs from the musical include "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" and "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad". In her review for WhatsOnStage, Jane Kemp said the Dominion production was "a full throttle, high volume, spectacular rebirth of a musical masterpiece".

The show has also recently announced that a special gala performance of the musical in support of the Invictus Games Foundation will take place on Thursday 6 December 2018.

The North American tour opens in Toronto on 16 October and the German language premiere will open in Oberhausen, Germany on 2 November.

Bat Out of Hell has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Bausor and Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell, fight direction by Stuart Boother and musical direction by Robert Emery.