While earlier this year we brought you images of set models from the production of Batman Live, we can now show you Batman and company in the flesh. As part of Batman Live’s media launch event, the production debuted on stage at the O2 Arena in London. The show’s tour won’t officially start until July of 2011 and will only travel through the UK and Europe. The North American tour will start sometime in 2012.
Batman Live focuses on the story of Dick Grayson and his evolution from circus performer to an orphan of murdered parents to eventually becoming Batman’s sidekick, Robin. Throughout the production, the dynamic duo will face a host of villains including the Joker and Harley Quinn, Riddler, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and Catwoman. Gotham City itself will be featured as part of a huge stage and a show that combines state-of-the-art pyrotechnics and special effects. If the images are any indication, it looks like one hell of a show! Hit the jump to check them out.
The images from the set and performance of Batman Live are courtesy of Twitter member @BatmanLiveSpy. The quality of both the set and costume design looks top notch and seems durable enough to last for the show’s five year world tour. Though we don’t have an image of it, a brand new batmobile, created by Formula One designer Gordon Murray, will make an appearance on stage. And according to an article from the London Evening Standard, the Joker will have his own method of transportation. Hot air balloon, anyone?