Sloane (Sharon Sexton) and Falco (Rob Fowler) have the privilege of performing the iconic Paradise By The Dashboard Light (my favourite Meatloaf song if you can’t tell) and just like the rest of the show it’s full on, over the top, spectacle and awe.
It’s a large cast and they give it their all, Aran MacRae is incredibly sweet and touching as Tink, while Daniele Steers as Zahara is strong and powerful. The entire ensemble deserve credit for an astonishingly strong display, supported by mesmerising choreography from Emma Portner.
The staging is nothing short of ingenious, the dystopian world of Obsidian is fully brought alive through a complex and ever shifting set from Jon Bausor. Powerful sound design and an incredible use of live video make this production, directed by Jay Scheib, a visual feast.
Ain’t no doubt about it, this is one big budget, epic extravaganza with a strong sense of the cinematic in the staging. London may not have seen anything like Bat Out of Hell The Musical before, but the worry is that it will never see anything like it again.
So, during this short, albeit extended run, audiences should be prepared to do anything (even that!) to get their hands on a ticket and like me, leave the theatre literally glowing (yes, like the metal on the edge of a knife).