Unlike Spiderman: Turn Off The Critics, the BATMAN LIVE – World Arena Tour is a stunt-show, albeit probably one with more plot than the old second act of STOTD. The story is devised by Allan Heinberg, Stan Berkowitz and Alan Burnett, and cast photos from the production — which kicks off in the UK — have just been released. There’s also a piece from the BBC which suggests this show will include tons of aerial stunts:
Tuesday’s event gave a glimpse of some of Batman Live’s set designs, including the 100ft (30.5m) stage that will house scale models of Gotham City and a circus tent. “This hasn’t been done before on an arena scale, so things are going to have to be enormous,” said set and props designer Es Devlin, who has designed concert stages for Lady Gaga and Take That. “Batman is not a superhero – he can’t fly so we don’t have to pretend he’s doing extraordinary things,” she continued. “But there’s tons of aerial performance like zip wires and commando lines.”
Hopefully, these stunts will not fill up the hospital ward.
Above: people practicing for the show from the official site.
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