Yeah, well I've been waiting anxiously to see how Batman Live would look. I know many of you have too. We finally get ahold of some pics from their recent press unveiling. Apprently its still 1997. We'd love to hear your thoughts bat-fans! The set looks cool...right?
Here is a press release from the event
Batman fans were able to get a glimpse at the sheer magnitude and scale of the BATMAN LIVE world arena tour today, as Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Entertainment and Nick Grace of Water Lane Productions Ltd (WLP) unveiled key characters in a spectacular theatrical event in central London.
The Joker introduced his Arkham Asylum super-villains The Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, but they were all outshined by the world’s most loved crime fighting duo; Batman and Robin.
BATMAN LIVE is based on the story of young Dick Grayson (Robin), a circus performer who loses his parents to organised 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 and visiting Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin and Belfast, 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 is written by Allan Heinberg, with the original story by Stan Berkowitz & Alan
Burnett, and Allan Heinberg.
“The passion the creative team behind BATMAN LIVE shares for the character can be seen throughout every aspect of this production,” said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment. “And the storyline, the origin of Robin, is something that is going to create a truly unforgettable live show.”