Charity partnership between West End musical Bat Out of Hell and the Invictus Foundation is announce
Hit West End musical, Bat out of Hell – The Musical, has today announced a wide-ranging partnership to support the Invictus Games Foundation. An initial financial contribution has been generously given by Bat out of Hell – The Musical as part of a year-long sponsorship to the Invictus Games Foundation, to assist as it delivers its transformational work. To launch the partnership, an exclusive charity gala performance of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be held for Invictus Games competitors. In addition, hundreds of tickets are being made available for veterans and their families to experience the hit show. To support those who live outside of London, the show’s producers have also made funds available that will assist with travel costs for those who live outside of the Capital. There will be private tours, family theatre workshops and the producers have agreed to run a special employment programme to help assist wounded, injured or sick serving or ex-service personnel interested in a career in the theatre. Dominic Reid, CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation said: “We are thrilled that the show’s producers have chosen the Invictus Games Foundation as their global charitable partner. This partnership will contribute enormously to the important work of the Foundation as it continues to serve those who have served.” Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical Producer, Michael Cohl said: “We are proud to be partnering with the Invictus Games Foundation and to be supporting this wonderful charity with its mandate to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and drive respect for those who serve.” Julian Stoneman, General Manager continued: “This special partnership will deliver opportunities for veterans and give families living in and outside of the capital the chance to experience the best that West End theatre has to offer.” The winner of the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2017, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre in 2017, and has been seen by nearly 500,000 people to date. It began previews at London’s Dominion Theatre on Monday 2 April and is currently booking to 27 October 2018. Bat Out Of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 50 million copies worldwide. 16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the massive hit I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That). Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian. Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical 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, casting by David Grindrod CDG, fight direction by Stuart Boother and musical direction by Robert Emery.