Besides the four main leads, there were also great individual vocal performances from Killian Thomas Leferve as Tink, James Chisholm (Jagwire), Joelle Moses (Zahara), Kellie Gnauck (Valkyrie) and Danny Whelan as Ledoux.
The Second Act could almost be played as a concert as it crams so many of Meat Loaf's song into it – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, Dead Ringer For Love, What Part Of My Body Hurts The Most, Rock and Rolls Dreams Come Through, I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) reprise, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights) and, of course, Bat Out Of Hell – while naturally it's all very loud and raucous.
With a fabulous futuristic Jon Bausor designed set complete with a resident videographer, two enormous video screens, incredible lighting and plenty of lightning-type flares and flashes, the whole show is delivered with breathtaking energy and enthusiasm by a youthful cast which includes several tremendous dancers.
On top of that, I must mention the superb eight-piece band under the leadership of Iestyn Griffiths – they really made the whole theatre rock with the seating literally vibrating from the wonderful deep base sound.
Having recently lost both Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday, 1947-2022) and Jim Steinman (1947-2021), this touring production is testament to their tremendous songwriting talent and it deserves to continue entertaining audiences for years to come.
And finally just before Tuesday night's performance, a large numbers of local Harley Davidson-mounted 'Chapter' members arrived on their motorbikes to a cacophony of sound – and that certainly left the prop bike on stage looking somewhat under-powered!
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical plays Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday 25 July with tickets from £13 from the Box Office or at ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes
Pictured below are around 40 members of various local motorcycle 'Chapters' who put on a high revving sound show ahead of Tuesday night's performance of Bat Out Of Hell.