Batman hits the UK's roads

The producers of Batman yesterday revealed that the superhero will be swooping into the UK for an action-packed live stage show next summer.

Fans in Britain will be the first to see the caped crusader and his sidekick Robin on stage across the country. Batman Live will feature iconic villains The Joker, The Riddler, Catwoman and The Penguin in an original storyline set in locations including Gotham City, made famous by the DC Comics stories.

The show will open in Manchester on 20 July and will visit Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin and Belfast.