Bat Out of Hell – The Musical – Interviews With The Cast

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Our Head of Theatre, David Thomas was lucky enough to catch up with Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler, members of the cast of the hot new London show Bat Out of Hell – The Musical. Find out why they just had to be in this show, their favourite moments and their top tips on things to do in London!

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Sharon Sexton plays Sloane

DT: What was it about Bat Out Of Hell that made you say: “I’ve got to be in this show?”

SHARON: It was once in a lifetime opportunity. The chance to create the role of Sloane, a strong, feisty independent character with a heart of gold. To put my own stamp on the role. That and Jim Steinman’s music, which is truly epic with amazing hook-lines and harmonies.

DT: What is the most magical moment in the show for you?

SHARON: The show is like a roller-coaster. It opens like a firework and just never loses momentum. And the reaction from the audience makes the hairs prickle on the backs of your arms.

DT: Our Super Break clients will be coming from all around the UK and Ireland. Why should they see Bat Out Of Hell rather than another show?

SHARON: To me, Bat Out Of Hell is the hot ticket in London because you’re not going to find a richer score, better choreography, or more amazing spectacle. There really is something for everyone

DT: Our Super Break clients will be watching Bat Out Of Hell for three hours, but they will be in London for two days. If you had just 48 hours in London, where would you go, what would you see?

SHARON: I would go to Soho. And Seven Dials. So many fantastic cafes and bars; perfect for people watching. And I would go and see another show. Or see Bat Out Of Hell again. We get so many audience members who see the matinee and then come back to the box office and buy tickets for that evening. 

Rob Fowler plays Falco

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DT: What was it about Bat Out Of Hell that made you say: “I’ve got to be in this show?”

ROB: The first thing that drew me to it was to be able create and co-create the role of Falco. And Jim Steinman’s music of course. The show was intended to be Romeo and Juliet meets Peter Pan, and Falco, as the villain, was our Captain Hook. It was a tremendous journey, and, as it developed, we introduced more humour to the role. It really helps the audience to be able to empathize with the character.

DT: What is the most magical moment in the show for you?

ROB: There are two extra special moments for me: there’s an amazing moment when Sloane and Falco have a flashback. And then there’s seeing the audience’s reaction at the end of the show. To see so much joy, that look in their eyes, after they’ve had such an amazing experience.

DT: Our Super Break clients will be coming from all around the UK and Ireland. Why should they see Bat Out Of Hell rather than another show?

ROB: Because there is nothing else like it. It is three shows in one. It has the magical spectacle of a Harry Potter, the power of the cross-generational story between Strat and Raven and Falco and Sloane, and the experience of being at a rock concert.

DT: Our Super Break clients will be watching Bat Out Of Hell for two and a half hours, but they will be in London for two days. If you had just 48 hours in London, where would you go, what would you see?

ROB: I lived in Germany for twenty years and one of the first places I went to, when I came back, was Buckingham Palace. They should walk across Westminster Bridge,The London Eye on one side, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on the other. Then there’s Borough Market and The Golden Hind on the south bank. And if it’s not raining, you must buy a five pound ticket for Shakespeare’s Globe.

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