Batman Live Plot Revealed

Stadium tour will be all about how Dick Grayson became Robin. There’s a new Batmobile too

Warner Bros, DC and Water Lane Productions Ltd have revealed that the plot to Batman Live , a stunt-filled stadium spectacular that debuts in the UK later this year – will concentrate on the Dark Knight’s sidekick, Robin. The show will also feature an all-new-specially-designed Batmobile.

“Faithfully adapted from the DC Comics characters and stories,” says the press release, not quite going into detail about which version from the comics they’re being faithful to, “ 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 dynamic 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.”

Batman Live will tour arenas for the first time ever across the UK and Europe, beginning in summer 2011 and arriving in North America by summer 2012 (yep, we’re the Beta-testers). Opening in Manchester on 19 July 2011 and visiting Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin and Belfast, tickets for Batman Live are on sale now.

The show is an arena spectacular combining acrobatics, daredevil stunt work, illusions, and cutting-edge design.

“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.”

Tickets for UK and the Republic of Ireland are on sale now. For more information go to www.batmanlive.com .