Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell's genre-defying take on Greek mythology takes audiences on an unforgettable trip to the Underworld.
Hadestown Tickets: A Genre-defying, Mythical EpicCan a song change your fate? Climb aboard and journey on down to Hadestown to find out. Following critically acclaimed engagements at the National Theatre and in New York, Anaïs Mitchell’s Broadway phenomenon - and 8-time Tony Award winner - is back in London in 2024. Get ready to see “your next musical theatre obsession” (Vogue) at the Lyric Theatre.
What is Hadestown about?Based on two classic Greek myths - young lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, and King Hades and his wife Persephone - Hadestown journeys to the underworld, as faith battles doubt, love fights fear, and industry struggles against nature. Orpheus and Eurydice are struggling through a barren winter, and when Eurydice is tempted by King Hades’ offer of a better life, Orpheus must travel down below to bring her home, with only his music to save him.
With a folk and jazz-inspired score of incredible songs including “Hey, Little Songbird”, “Wait For Me” and “Our Lady of the Underground”, this is a musical to raise a toast to and feel inspired by - and it is also hellraising fun!
A Tony Award-winning Creative TeamHadestown boasts an incredible creative team who have made it one of the biggest new musicals of the last decade. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s concept album was developed with Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) into a stunning musical that has had a journey as exciting as the one you will see on stage.
It was last in London at the National Theatre in 2018, and since 2019 has hooked audiences on Broadway. With numerous Olivier and Tony Awards to its name and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this entrancing folk opera is a one-of-a-kind musical that brings an ancient story to a whole new audience.
Casting for the Hadestown in the West End includes Dónal Finn (The Wheel of Time) as Orpheus, Grace Hodgett-Young (Sunset Boulevard) as Eurydice, Melanie La Barrie (& Juliet) as Hermes, Gloria Onitiri (Cinderella) as Persephone and Zachary James (Akhnaten) as Hades.