Wednesday 27th - Sunday 31st July 2011
- Doors Open:
Weds - Fri: 7.00pm, Sat: 11.00am, 3.00pm & 7.00pm, Sun: 11.00am & 3.00pm
£20, £30, £35 & £45 (Gotham City Seats)
'I made a promise on the grave of my parents to rid this city of the criminals who took their lives. By day I am Bruce Wayne, billionaire philanthropist. By night I am called... BATMAN'
BATMAN LIVE is based on the story of young Dick Grayson (Robin), a circus performer who loses his parents to organized crime. 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 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 by legendary car designer Professor Gordon Murray.
A dazzling celebration of storytelling and stagecraft, BATMAN LIVE is at its heart an affecting 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 - along with 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 LIVE will tour arenas for the first time ever across the UK and Europe, beginning in summer 2011 and arriving in North America in August 2012. Opening in Manchester on 19th July 2011, the incredible BATMAN LIVE will swoop into the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle on Wednesday 27th - Sunday 31st July 2011 for six spectacular performances. Tickets for BATMAN LIVE are on sale now.
BATMAN LIVE, a unique and innovative theatrical experience, is an arena spectacular that combines acrobatics, daredevil stunt work, illusions, and cutting-edge design to bring the adventures of Batman and Robin to life on stage for the first time in the characters' history.
"BATMAN LIVE will be a totally unique experience. This is not a musical but a high quality live show with a thrilling Batman story, filled with action, that will appeal to adults, teenagers and families," said Nick Grace, Executive Producer of BATMAN LIVE. "Batman is more than a comic book character, he's a cultural phenomenon and we are proud to have this opportunity to be involved with one of the most popular DC Super Heroes in the world today."
BATMAN LIVE is a live live-action, super super-heroic spectacle of unprecedented scale that is every bit as human, touching, and inspiring as it is spectacular.
For further information on this spectacular show please visit www.batmanlive.com
What the press had to say after a week long run in Manchester...
"EXTRAVAGANZA" The Guardian
"Live-action drama & retina-popping visuals. Dazzling Hi-Tech Hit" The Daily Telegraph
"MESMERISING – Entertainment doesn't come any better than this. Spectacular ACTION" The Manchester Evening News
"A mind blowing SPECTACLE. THRILL ride" The Sun
BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s10)
At this busy and expensive school holiday time the Metro Radio Arena will be providing free car parking for all Batman Live shows this week.
Please note the only official Arena car park is at the Metro Radio Arena NOT any nearby car parks.
Due to the nature of the show we ask that for the safety of the artists that no cameras are used during this performance.