Batman Live Will Feature a Disaster, But This One's Planned

Batman Live Will Feature a Disaster, But This One's Planned

New images of Batman Live mock-ups show the production's use of a Joker-themed hot air balloon, which will be subject to an "onstage disaster."

We're all pretty clear on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark: It's a musical. Sure, it's full of aerial acrobatics, but it has a plot and songs to further that plot. Batman Live: World Arena Tour is more difficult to pin down, as it's definitely not a musical, and not quite a play. It's sort of a theatrical circus stunt spectacular, to be played out in arenas instead of traditional theaters. These new images of the show's sets provide a sense of its enormous scale. The stage itself is 100 feet wide and 60 feet deep, and is backed by an enormous video wall.

The circus pictured is the set for the Flying Graysons act, the scene with which the show will open and, presumably, introduce Dick Grayson. The Joker will also undoubtedly be featured, as the Telegraph reports the show features "a Joker face whose eyes, teeth and hair are made up of dozens of dancers," as well as "an onstage disaster" involving the hot air balloon bearing the visage of Clown Prince of Crime.

According to the Telegraph, none of the scenes will last more than two minutes or so, "so as to keep the momentum up and the younger audience members utterly engrossed." The show itself runs just shy of an hour and a half, and will spend 11 weeks touring England and Ireland before hitting the road and bringing this bat-circus to the rest of Europe.

Source: The Telegraph, via io9

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It will feature a what now?

Fuck yeah!! I'm actually going to this :D

Didn't Robin enter the world by watching his parents die in a circus act?

Europe only? FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU

wat?

no, seriously, thats either the most awesome or will be the most stupid show

either way, its going to be epic

i cant wait to watch it (being mexican i´ll probably watch a video of the show, but still cant wait)

I CAN ACTUALLY GO TO THIS!

I will be booking tickets in the next few days for sure :D!!

Nouw:
Didn't Robin enter the world by watching his parents die in a circus act?

Well, the Dick Grayson Robin, yes, and by the looks of things, that may be the show's opening act, as well. I wonder how they'll pull that off. Obviously, the people playing the Graysons will still be alive, but will they have other people acting for those that are going to watch it multiple times in one day? That remains to be seen at this point. Regardless, it seems to be going much better than Spider-Man already.

Not even sure what to make of all that? So... uh? Yeah, could be interesting!? Seems like there's a lot you could do with a Batman show. I mean, this might be a case where having no superpower is a bonus. And by no superpowers I mean being the "World's Greatest Detective!"

A planned disaster? Oh wait, they mean theatrics. So a theatre will have theatrics. NO WAY!

"Touring in Ireland" eh? Interesting.. Probably won't end up going to it but who doesn't love a good acrobatics act?

Reveras:
It will feature a what now?

Disaster. So apparently, they're showing "Spider-Man: Turn off the dark" in the midst of this.

One can hope this musical will fair better then the Spiderman musical.

Anyone else see this and think "Hrm. They're trying to rip off Cirque Du Soliel"?

The joker balloon will overdose on drugs.

Well I for one wouldn't mind a Batman musical, as long as it went something like this:

EDIT: shoot embedding is disabled for this. Well, just use the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebI8H5nq5L4

Neverhoodian:
Well I for one wouldn't mind a Batman musical, as long as it went something like this:

EDIT: shoot embedding is disabled for this. Well, just use the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebI8H5nq5L4

lol yes! Beat me to it. Batman the musical gives me hives, and its probably most likely due to this video.

It'll be "schwarbage".

 

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