Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Batman's new ride


It's fair to say we have a few reservations about the Batman Live world tour.

We love the caped crusader as much as the next man (unless the next man's Alfred), but we fear a live stage performance of his heroics could go the way of Spider-Man The Musical. Holy woeful reviews, Batman!

Only time will tell, but what we have learned today is that the Dark Knight will be cruising the boards in a very plush ride.

Indeed the Batmobile of Broadway (or more accurately of 'Manchester', from July onwards) is designed by the very man who designed the McLaren F1 road car and the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren, on top of a number of F1 racing cars, Professor Gordon Murray. The same man that independently designed the Rocket, an ultra-lightweight, open cockpit roadster powered by a 1-litre motorcycle engine, which has an appearance similar to that of a 60's era Grand Prix car.

The result? We likey!

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 19 July 2011 and visiting Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin and Belfast.



Alternative Batman Posters


Sixties Batmobile for sale



Kanye discusses Paris robbery for the first time and calls out Jay-Z

Yeezy slates Jay from the stage

21 Oct 2016

Everything you can expect from Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror

What you need to know for Season 3

21 Oct 2016

A forensic analysis of Liam and Noel Gallagher’s ongoing feud

A timeline of the best brotherly insults of all time

by Jamie Carson
21 Oct 2016

The first Glastonbury headliner has been announced

And it's an old favourite

by Dave Fawbert
20 Oct 2016

Tom Cruise acted out his entire career with James Corden

A few good men who have all the right moves

by Tom Fordy
20 Oct 2016

A love letter to Red Dead Redemption

As the sequel is announced, we look back at what made the first so dang powerful...

by Sam Diss
19 Oct 2016

Your first look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Why can't it be May already?

19 Oct 2016

Luis Suarez talks English football and the toughest PL defenders

He's a lover, not a biter

19 Oct 2016

A conversation with Slaves about anger

Ahead of our first gig in association with Lynx, we sat down with Laurie & Isaac

19 Oct 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch on life in a monastery and hitting walls

Benedict Cumberbatch tells us why he decided to finally don a cape

by Chris Mandle
19 Oct 2016