HomeArtsNew production images of Hadestown musical opening at the National Theatre tonight

New production images of Hadestown musical opening at the National Theatre tonight

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada’s Citadel Theatre, the much anticipated Hadestown is now playing at the National Theatre (Olivier Theatre) until 26th January 2019.

Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin have transformed Mitchell’s acclaimed concept album Hadestown into a genre-defying new musical that mixes modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.

Hadestown musical at National Theatre
Eva Noblezada (Eurydice), Carly Mercedes Dyer, Gloria Onitiri, Rosie Fletcher (The Fates) Credit: Helen Maybanks

In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in: these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust in each other is put to a final test.

Hadestown at National Theatre
Patrick Page (Hades) and Amber Gray (Persephone). Credit: Helen Maybanks

The cast includes Sharif Afifi, Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Rosie Fletcher, Amber Gray, Beth Hinton-Lever, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Eva Noblezada, Seyi Omooba, Gloria Onitiri, Patrick Page, Aiesha Pease, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw and Shaq Taylor.

Directed by Rachel Chavkin, with set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreography by David Neumann, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, orchestrations and arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, with Ken Cerniglia as dramaturg.

Produced in association with Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy.

To book tickets visit: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

After its current run at The National, Hadestown will transfer to Broadway in 2019. Casting to be confirmed.

Hadestown Original Cast Recording, as recorded live from New York Theatre Workshop, is available to download now. Hadestown received its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop on 23 May 2016.


Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
Angela is Theatre Editor at Entertainment Focus. A journalist and writer, she's a 'plastic' scouser now living in London. She loves absorbing all 'the arts' the capital has to offer, especially live comedy.

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