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Warner reveals Batman Live arena tour

Live production kicks off in July 2011 featuring host of DC characters.
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A new live show featuring Batman and a host of other DC characters is to tour arenas in the UK and Europe for the first time ever.

Warner Bros Consumer Products is joining forces with DC Entertainment and Nick Grace of Water Lane Productions for the show - which begins in summer 2011 and arrives in North America by summer 2012.

Opening in Manchester on July 20th 2011, Batman Live will then visit Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin and Belfast. It will them tour Europe before moving on to North America.

Tickets will go on sale on November 12th 2010.

The show will feature Batman, Robin, Alfred and a host of other characters associated with the brand, such as The Joker, The Riddler, Catwoman and The Penguin. The story will take place in several settings from DC Comics stories, including Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum.

"With the touring Batman Live show, we're bringing Batman's adventures to live audiences for the very first time," said Geoff Johns, chief creative officer at DC Entertainment. "The idea that we're doing it with a production team this talented and with this much passion is thrilling."

Brad Globe, president of WBCP, added: "Batman is one of the most iconic and recognisable brands in the world. For the very first time, we are bringing the world of Batman to life in a live show. And the fact that we are doing it within arena-sized venues is sure to be a thrill for audiences of all ages."

For more information, click here to go to the official website.

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