The rocker's second studio album was released in 1977, and next year (17), Jim Steinman - the songwriter responsible for penning all the tracks on the album - will bring the best-selling record to life on the stage.

According to a press release, Steinman is incorporating songs including Paradise by the Dashboard Light, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night), Bat Out Of Hell, and Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad into the production, which is appropriately titled Bat Out of Hell: The Musical.

The story is described as a "a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland."

Opera director Jay Scheib will take the helm, and he and Steinman are currently casting the show in the U.K., where it is slated to premiere at the Manchester Opera House in England on 17 February (17).

Meat Loaf is not directly involved in the production.

His Bat Out of Hell record is one of the best-selling albums in the history of recorded music, selling over 30 million copies worldwide. Following their success, Meat Loaf collaborated with Steinman again in 1993 for Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell.

A third instalment, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, was produced by acclaimed music mogul Desmond Child and released in 2006.