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Review: Bat Out of Hell at Swansea Arena

Hit after hit, Bat out of Hell brings to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf in this critically-acclaimed rock ’n’ roll musical.

Bat Out of Hell is a fantasy extravaganza that had me gripped from the start and was no doubt one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever seen. You’ll leave exhilarated and be singing the songs for days to come.

This high energy show breathes new life into Meat Loaf’s iconic album with a larger than life post-apocalyptic love story that will get you all revved up.

It’s a forbidden romance where love struck teen Raven, played by Kellie Gnauck, meets rebellious Strat, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks played Glenn Adamson. With elements of Peter Pan and West Side Story, this is a dystopian fairytale with a rock ’n roll soundtrack to die for.

Everyone knows the classic songs that defined Meat Loaf’s career and this powerhouse of a musical will make you fall in love with them all over again.

This full throttle show storms through Steinman’s songbook belting out hit after hit including Dead Ringer For Love, Heaven Can Wait, It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, I’d Do Anything For Love and Bat Out Of Hell.

The highlight song has to be Paradise By The Dashboard Light sung by the superb Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler who play Raven’s embittered parents as they remember the passion of their teenage years.

Just as good as the amazing guitar riffs and stunning voices, the grungy underground staging brings to life the dystopian world with lots of special effects such as exploding confetti canons, and huge flames. Gritty real life camera footage shot on stage and shown on a giant screen brings the audience into the action with fantastic cinematic effects.

Don’t miss the chance to see this epic show while it’s at Swansea Arena.


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