Last Saturday I went and saw Batman Live at the O2 Arena in London. I’d booked the tickets months and months ago and had almost forgotten about it. When I first heard about the show, I was dubious. Live action Batman? I was imagining some of those kids TV show live action things. You know, the ones with Bananas in Pajamas or Barney. But, I was willing to take a risk, it’s Batman, after all. And I’m so glad I did.
It started off with a mini Gotham City, but it morphed to so many different things and so well. They used trap doors and sky rigs and made it work with an audience surrounding them on three sides. That is no small feat when the act involved circus acrobatics, magic tricks, and stage combat.