You know, there have been some pretty hideous and horrible and unjust things happen. But one of the very worst was when we at Hi-Ex! were offered tickets to the Batman Live show and were not able to go!
I know, I know- it is an utter disgrace!
Don't worry though, we will somehow manage to get through it and get on with our lives while at the same time despising each and every one of you who get to see it, because it looks awesome (in fact, if anyone wants to write a review for the blog, please drop us a line!)
In the meantime, here's some info on it and the tour dates for anyone wanting to go see...
BATMAN LIVE was unveiled by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Nick Grace of Water Lane
Productions Ltd last month at The Manchester Evening News Arena to a full house, and is currently performing in arenas
around the UK as part of the World Tour. To date BATMAN LIVE has received a large number of positive reviews from
critics and the UK public cannot get enough of the ground-breaking spectacular.
“MESMERISING – Entertainment doesn’t come any better than this. Spectacular ACTION”
Manchester Evening News
“A mind blowing SPECTACLE. THRILL ride”
“Kerr-pow! Batman’s a dazzling, high-tech hit”
The Daily Telegraph
Audiences entering the arena are greeted by a 3D Gotham City landscape, complete with buildings, soundscape and
video animation, setting the scene for the story to come. The sheer magnitude of the production becomes apparent from
the first moment the full symphonic score is heard, and the 100-foot bat-shaped LED video wall comes to life to enhance
the action on the impressive custom-built stage.
The 43-strong cast of actors and circus-trained acrobats have been rehearsing to perfect the state-of-the-art production –
and as the lights dim and Gotham City’s afternoon turns into night – you can almost feel the anticipation in the air.
Faithfully adapted from the DC Comics characters and stories, BATMAN LIVE focuses on Robin’s quest for justice, which
leads him to follow in the footsteps of his hero – the mysterious vigilante known as Batman, much to the dismay of his
protective guardian, billionaire Bruce Wayne, whom the audience knows is secretly Batman.
This dynamic triangle resolves itself in a non-stop thrill-ride across Gotham City that transforms Bruce Wayne and Dick
Grayson into the legendary crime-fighters, Batman and Robin. The adventure transports the audience from the Big Top of
Haly's Circus to the lower depths of Arkham Asylum, and from the glittering peaks of the Penguin’s Iceberg Lounge to the subterranean wonders that await inside the Batcave.
A dazzling celebration of storytelling and stagecraft, BATMAN LIVE is, at its heart, a poignant coming-of-age story. Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, both orphaned at an early age, must first learn to overcome their own fears and forge their own family – with the help of Police Commissioner James Gordon and Bruce’s trusted butler, Alfred Pennyworth – if they’re going to survive the combined forces of Batman’s larger-than-life rogues’ gallery: The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.
“Batman will be brought to life through this incredible stage show that will tour the world,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “As one of the most iconic characters in all of popular culture, Batman enjoys universal appeal and we think that fans of all ages will be amazed by this action-packed, live experience.”
Acrobats suspended in the air, The Joker’s henchmen in choreographed fight sequences and stunning scenic elements are all part of the BATMAN LIVE experience. One of the exciting elements is the eye-catching all-new Batmobile, designed especially for the show by legendary racing car designer Professor Gordon Murray, known for designing race cars for some of the most successful teams in the world for Formula One racing, as well as the famous McLaren F1 road car.
Creative Director Anthony Van Laast said, “It has been a thrilling journey for myself, the creative team and the company to develop the production from the early creative seeds, to the first day of rehearsals and now an amazing show. It is everything I hoped the show would be – exhilarating, impressive, exciting, dynamic and yet accessible – and I truly hope that the arena-going public have as much fun watching it as we have had making it.”
BATMAN LIVE is currently touring arenas for the first time ever across the UK, Dublin, then Europe, arriving in North America in August 2012.
BATMAN LIVE is a live-action, super-heroic spectacle of unprecedented scale that is every bit as human, touching, and inspiring as it is spectacular.
BATMAN LIVE – Future UK Tour Dates 2011
Wednesday 3rd August SECC, Glasgow 7pm 0844 395 4000
Thursday 4th August SECC, Glasgow 7pm 0844 395 4000
Friday 5th August SECC, Glasgow 7pm 0844 395 4000
Saturday 6th August SECC, Glasgow 11am, 3pm & 7pm 0844 395 4000
Sunday 7th August SECC, Glasgow 3pm 0844 395 4000
Wednesday 10th August Sheffield Motor Point Arena 7pm 0114 256 5656
Thursday 11th August Sheffield Motor Point Arena 7pm 0114 256 5656
Friday 12th August Sheffield Motor Point Arena 7pm 0114 256 5656
Saturday 13th August Sheffield Motor Point Arena 11am, 3pm & 7pm 0114 256 5656
Sunday 14th August Sheffield Motor Point Arena 3pm 0114 256 5656
Wednesday 17th August NIA Birmingham 7pm 0844 338 8000
Thursday 18th August NIA, Birmingham 7pm 0844 338 8000
Friday 19th August NIA, Birmingham 7pm 0844 338 8000
Saturday 20th August NIA, Birmingham 11am, 3pm & 7pm 0844 338 8000
Sunday 21st August NIA, Birmingham 3pm 0844 338 8000
Wednesday 24th August London O2 Arena 7pm 0844 856 0202
Thursday 25th August London O2 Arena 7pm 0844 856 0202
Friday 26th August London O2 Arena 7pm 0844 856 0202
Saturday 27th August London O2 Arena 11am, 3pm & 7pm 0844 856 0202
Sunday 28th August London O2 Arena 11am & 3pm 0844 856 0202
Monday 29th August London O2 Arena 3pm 0844 856 0202
Wednesday 31st August London O2 Arena 7pm 0844 856 0202
Thursday 1st September London O2 Arena 7pm 0844 856 0202
Friday 2nd September London O2 Arena 7pm 0844 856 0202
Saturday 3rd September London O2 Arena 11am, 3pm & 7pm 0844 856 0202
Sunday 4th September London O2 Arena 11am & 3pm 0844 856 0202
Wednesday 7th September Liverpool Echo Arena 7pm 0844 8000 400
Thursday 8th September Liverpool Echo Arena 7pm 0844 8000 400
Friday 9th September Liverpool Echo Arena 7pm 0844 8000 400
Saturday 10th September Liverpool Echo Arena 11am, 3pm & 7pm 0844 8000 400
Sunday 11th September Liverpool Echo Arena 3pm 0844 8000 400
Wednesday 14th September Nottingham Capital FM Arena 7pm 0844 412 4624
Thursday 15th September Nottingham Capital FM Arena 7pm 0844 412 4624
Friday 16th September Nottingham Capital FM Arena 7pm 0844 412 4624
Saturday 17th September Nottingham Capital FM Arena 11am, 3pm & 7pm 0844 412 4624
Sunday 18th September Nottingham Capital FM Arena 3pm 0844 412 4624
Wednesday 28th September Dublin O2 Arena 8pm 0818 719 300
Thursday 29th September Dublin O2 Arena 8pm 0818 719 300
Friday 30th September Dublin O2 Arena 8pm 0818 719 300
Saturday 1st October Dublin O2 Arena 12am, 4pm & 8pm 0818 719 300
Wednesday 5th October Belfast Odyssey Arena 8pm 028 9073 9074
Thursday 6th October Belfast Odyssey Arena 8pm 028 9073 9074
Friday 7th October Belfast Odyssey Arena 8pm 028 9073 9074
Saturday 8th October Belfast Odyssey Arena 12am, 4pm & 8pm 028 9073 9074
Tickets for UK and The Republic of Ireland are on sale now.
For more information go to www.batmanlive.com
UK Ticket Prices: £20.00 / £30.00 / £35.00 (excluding booking fee) Limited Availability of Premium “Gotham City” seats
To book tickets for the UK (excluding Belfast), please contact the OFFICIAL NATIONAL TICKET SALES HOTLINE
– 0844 875 9000 or the relevant venue or for online bookings please visit www.ticketzone.co.uk
Republic of Ireland Ticket Prices: Wednesday 28th September– All tickets €30 Thursday 29th September – Saturday 1st October – €44.20, €33.60, €23 Limited Availability of Premium “Gotham City” seats
To book tickets for Dublin, call the venue on 0818 719 300 or for online bookings please visit http://www.ticketmaster.ie
Northern Ireland Ticket Prices: Wednesday 5th October – All tickets £25 Thursday 6th October – Saturday 8th October - £38, £33, £22.50 Limited Availability of Premium “Gotham City” seats
To book tickets for Belfast, call the venue on 028 9073 9074 or for online bookings please visit http://www.ticketmaster.ie