Bat Out of Hell’s lead actor Andrew Polec will leave the West End musical in the next few weeks.

Andrew Polec’s departure from the hit show was unexpected and Producers have not elaborated on the reason for his departure or give any indication of his future projects.

Polec originated the role of ‘forever young’ Strat at the Manchester Opera House in 2017 and stayed with the production for dates at the London Colisuem, Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre and most recently the London Palladium.

Polec said “Bat Out of Hell – The Musical has changed my life – it’s a true gift. It’s been an honour being part of this show, and phenomenal to work with this amazing cast and team.”

Given the sudden announcement, it is thought he has been cast in a film role.

His final performance in the show will be 1 September 2018.

Casting for the role of Strat is yet to be announced.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. It features the hit songs You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Bat Out Of Hell, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad.

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Bat Out of Hell: The Musical is booking until 5 January 2019 at the Dominion Theatre, London.