First Photos of the Batman Live Cast


The London Evening Standard has the first pictures of the cast of Batman Live, which will be opening at the Manchester Evening News Arena on July 19th. The photos reveal that audiences can expect to see Batman and Robin battling the Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Catwoman.

Creative director Anthony Van Laastsays of the show that : “It’s got stunts, it’s got Batman flying, it’s a big lavish spectacular - this is going to be a really good piece of theatre.”

According to the article, the show will feature a new Batmobile created by Formula One designer Professor Gordon Murray, which will drive on to the stage before skidding to a halt. in addition, a 100ft screen shaped like a bat will act as a backdrop for the special effects, and characters will be able to fly around the set thanks to a grid suspended above the stage. It will also include an action sequence where the Joker tries to escape in a hot air balloon, only to be shot down in flames.

The show will tour the world for five years, coming to the O2 Arena for two weeks from August 24 to September 4.

If you’ve never heard of the show, head over to read the press release to find out more, here’s an excerpt:

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 the Batman – much to the dismay of his protective guardian, millionaire Bruce Wayne – who secretly happens to be 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 and transports the audience from the Big Top of Haly’s Circus to the lower depths of Arkham Asylum – from the glittering peaks of the Penguin’s Iceberg Lounge to the subterranean wonders that await inside the Batcave, which features a revolutionary, all-new Batmobile designed exclusively for BATMAN LIVE.

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2 Responses to “First Photos of the Batman Live Cast”
  1. AtoZ0 says:

    The creative director said everything they do goes through DC Comics, that’s the kiss of death if you’ve seen a Batman comic in the last 5-10 years. Marking this one under likely FAIL.

  2. Edward Kaye says:

    Yeah, I have to say, it looks like it’s going to be a stinker. Those costumes are like rejects from Batman & Robin (the movie, not the comic).

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