Bat Out of Hell

Stars of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell - The Musical Martha Kirby and Glenn Adamson answer some quick-fire questions

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What is your dream role?

Martha: This one! Playing Raven in Bat Out of Hell is literally my dream role.

Glenn: And for me it’s playing Strat in the show. The parts really are a gift for us both. See?  Dreams DO come true!

 

How do you enjoy touring - is living out of a suitcase driving you crackers yet?

Martha: There are highs and lows, so you have to put work into your self-care. Getting to explore all these different places is a real bonus though.

Glenn: You get used to it, and Martha is right; it is a really good way to see parts of the country you might not see otherwise.

 

What’s your favourite number from the show?

Martha: Easy! What My Body Hurts the Most. Everyone has a favourite and you can always hear the audience responding to different songs.

Glenn: I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That). But if you haven’t seen the show, come and discover your own favourite!

 

Can I bring my teenager and my Granny?

Martha: Yes! Everyone has a great time. 

Glenn: A lot of older people come and say they felt 18 again because they grew up with the album. But it really is a show that works for all ages. Well, everyone over the age of 13…

"The show has always paid tribute to both Meat and Jim’s incredible work. It truly stands the test of time. It is now our place to continue sharing their legacy and greatness."

Written originally as a musical by Jim Steinman but taking off as a hit album sung by Meat Loaf, sadly both of these gentlemen have died recently. What impact has their loss had on the show? 

Martha: The show has always paid tribute to both Meat and Jim’s incredible work. It truly stands the test of time. It is now our place to continue sharing their legacy and greatness. 

Glenn: Meat and Steinman’s amazing friendship and musical collaboration is memorialised by this musical. It was always Jim’s dream for his theatrical music to be in a musical. We feel an incredible pressure to do his legacy and music justice in our performances night after night.

What is the one word you would use to describe the show?

Martha: Exciting!

Glenn: Party!

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical comes to the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 12th - 23rd July. To book tickets, click on the banner below...

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