The cult traditional Bat Boy: The Musical descends on the London Palladium for a Halloween live performance with Jordan Luke Gage (Bonnie and Clyde, Heathers) showing as followers have by no means seen him earlier than within the transformational title function. Becoming a member of him within the star-studded forged are two-time Olivier Award nominee Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Cinderella, In The Heights), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton, Subsequent To Regular) and Jodie Steele (Bonnie and Clyde, Heathers).
The rock horror musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe (Heathers, Legally Blonde) first premiered on Halloween in 1997. Since then, Bat Boy has garnered a loyal following with its award-winning off-Broadway and West Finish runs and addictive soundtrack.
Edgar (Gage) is a half-boy/half-bat creature who’s found in a collapse a rural American city. The native sheriff brings Bat Boy to the house of the city veterinarian, Dr. Parker (Nicholas), the place he’s finally accepted as a member of the household by the veterinarian’s spouse, Meredith (HamiltonBarritt), and teenage daughter, Shelley (Steele). Nevertheless, resentment and a dreadful secret about his surprising origins threaten to show the city, and everybody he loves towards him.
Set towards a backdrop of a small city ravaged by prejudice, the darkish comedy explores themes of worry, acceptance and the implications of othering, questioning what it means to be ‘regular’.
The producers Chris Steward and Shanay Holmes for West Finish Musical Productions and director Dean Johnson (As soon as, BKLYN) promise a darkish, truthful reimagining of the musical, with extra forged and creatives to be introduced. A brand new obsession for musical followers to sink their tooth into and a bloody good technique to spend Halloween.
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