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Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf is an American musician and actor. He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose. Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. After 35 years, it still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums of all time. Although he enjoyed success with Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love" on the latter album, Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within his native US. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the UK, where he ranks 23rd for the number of weeks overall spent on the charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock." He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 100 million copies. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in the American premiere of The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Robert "Bob" Paulson in Fight Club.

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Hamlet - King Claudius

20:30, Sun 7th July 2019 - Thu 11th July 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
19:45, Sun 14th July 2019 - Thu 18th July 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
20:45, Sun 21st July 2019 - Thu 25th July 2019 at Royal Opera House, London

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others." The play was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most-performed, topping the Royal Shakespeare Company's performance list since 1879. It has inspired writers from Goethe and Dickens to Joyce and Murdoch, and has been described as "the world's most filmed story after Cinderella".
Shakespeare based Hamlet on the legend of Amleth, preserved by 13th-century chronicler Saxo Grammaticus in his Gesta Danorum as subsequently retold by 16th-century scholar François de Belleforest. He may also have drawn on or perhaps written an earlier Elizabethan play known today as the Ur-Hamlet. He almost certainly created the title role for Richard Burbage, the leading tragedian of Shakespeare's time. In the 400 years since, the role has been performed by highly acclaimed actors and actresses from each successive age.

Meat Loaf is preparing for

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - King Herod

    20:45, Sat 10th August 2019 - Fri 16th August 2019 at The Old Vic

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical i…

  • Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Second Officer

    20:15, Mon 12th August 2019 - Thu 15th August 2019 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The pla…

  • Faust - Mephistopheles

    20:15, Sat 21st September 2019 - Thu 26th September 2019 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:45, Sat 28th September 2019 - Thu 3rd October 2019 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:30, Sat 5th October 2019 - Thu 10th October 2019 at Haymarket Theatre

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts: Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil and Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with…

  • Peter and Wendy - Technical Director

    19:15, Mon 6th January 2020 at Random Venue 40
    19:45, Thu 9th January 2020 at The Old Vic
    19:45, Fri 10th January 2020 at Random Venue 73
    19:15, Mon 13th January 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:45, Thu 16th January 2020 at London Palladium

    Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel, respectively. Both versions tell the story of …

  • Brigadoon - Bassoon

    19:30, Sat 18th January 2020 - Wed 22nd January 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story in…

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Producer

    20:45, Mon 6th April 2020 - Thu 9th April 2020 at The Old Vic

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 19…

  • Miss Saigon - Thuy

    20:15, Mon 4th May 2020 - Thu 7th May 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Mon 11th May 2020 - Thu 14th May 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    12:30, Mon 18th May 2020 - Thu 21st May 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells …

  • Legally Blonde: The Musical - Paulette Bonafonté

    21:15, Mon 20th July 2020 - Thu 23rd July 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:30, Mon 27th July 2020 - Thu 30th July 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    22:00, Mon 3rd August 2020 - Thu 6th August 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film …

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - Jessup

    20:45, Fri 4th September 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:30, Mon 7th September 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:15, Tue 8th September 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is a play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title character, Sir Percy Blakeney, repr…

  • Urinetown - Bass

    22:15, Mon 2nd November 2020 - Thu 5th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    15:15, Mon 9th November 2020 - Thu 12th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:45, Mon 16th November 2020 - Thu 19th November 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibil…

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