Hadestown – By singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell
Hadestown, the widely-acclaimed Broadway musical phenomenon, comes from the talented singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, in collaboration with director Rachel Chavkin. The long-awaited West End premiere opens at the Lyric Theatre in February 2024. Forbes says this is an ‘epic celebration of music, togetherness and hope’ and they’re spot on.
'Your next musical theatre obsession' - Vogue
Hadestown is in town following a brilliant debut at the National Theatre in 2018 and a remarkable success on Broadway. And that means theatre tickets for Hadestown are set to be hot property.
Hadestown has already won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Your start date in London is 10th February 2024, and this is the production’s West End premiere. The show is based on Anaïs Mitchell's 2010 album of the same name and she has written the book, music, and lyrics. A heap of dazzling show tunes includes 'Way Down Hadestown' and 'All I've Ever Known'.
This is Hades town, the place where a simple song can completely change your fate. The plot whisks you away to experience an unforgettable journey to the underworld and back, blending two classic ancient myths to perfection: the young lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, and King Hades and his wife Persephone.
Described as a deeply resonant, defiantly hopeful experience, you’re asked to imagine a different world. The Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice sits at its heart, the tale of a starving girl who takes a job in Hades – in other words a kind of hell - to escape the cold and poverty of her life. Her boyfriend Orpheus is equally poor, a singer-songwriter who comes to rescue her.
The Hadestown creative team features Cheography from Obie Award® winner and Chita Rivera Award® winner David Neumann, Tony Award® winner Rachel Hauck for Set Designer, four-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Krass for Costume Design, Lighting Design from two-time Tony Award® winner Bradley King, Sound Design from Tony® Award winners Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Music Supervision and Vocal Arrangements from Liam Robinson, Tony® Award winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose for Arrangements and Orchestrations, and Ken Cerniglia for Dramaturgy. Casting for the London production is by Jacob Sparrow.
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Playing at Lyric Theatre
This production contains strobe-like effects throughout.
Mon - 19:30
Tue 14:00 19:30
Wed - 19:30
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