Hadestown at National Theatre - Olivier tickets
Hadestown at National Theatre - Olivier tickets

Hadestown tickets from £65.00

Tickets from £65.00


Anaïs Mitchell’s new musical Hadestown receives a UK premiere at the National Theatre, starring Miss Saigon star Eva Noblezada, prior to a highly-anticipated Broadway run. Developed alongside Rachel Chavkin, the electrifying musical is based on the popular myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, catapulted into the contemporary with thrilling themes of love, fear and trust.

The Greek myth of Orpheus and its several versions has provided writers with inspiration for centuries. Folk singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s concept album Hadestown places the lovers in the centre of America’s Great Depression, as they seek a way out of the poverty that is debilitating the nation. The Underworld is a factory, and the trust the couple has for each other might save them – but is this enough?

New York Theatre Workshop staged the new musical in 2016, with a Canadian production following the year after. Hadestown is set to make its Broadway debut in 2019, with its prior runs earning serious praise from audiences and critics alike.

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

The production is directed by Rachel Chavkin, who garnered much acclaim for her work on Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. She is also founding artistic director of The TEAM. Anaïs Mitchell first presented Hadestown in 2006, and the album was later released in 2010. Creative team for the National Theatre includes set designer Rachel Hauck, costumer designer Michael Krass, lighting designer Bradley King and sound designer Nevin Steinberg, as well as choreographer David Neumann.

A show that approaches musical theatre from a unique angle, Hadestown is an innovative development in musical theatre and one that is a great experiment in programming for National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris. Hadestown runs at the Olivier Theatre from 2 November 2018 to 26 January 2019, with a press night on 13 November 2018.

Recommended for

Folk music, Americana, and classical adaptations combine in Hadestown to form a blend of styles that will appeal to a wide range of theatregoers and musical theatre fans.

Age Recommendations: No under 5s

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 02 Nov 2018
Press night: 13 Nov 2018
Booking from: 21 Dec 2018
Booking until: 26 Jan 2019

Next available performances

Saturday 22 Dec 20182:00pm7:30pm
Tuesday 08 Jan 20192:00pm--
Tuesday 22 Jan 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 23 Jan 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

National Theatre - Olivier
National Theatre, Upper Ground
London, SE1 9PX

38 Reviews Add review

Although, as my companions said afterwards, the first half was weak on plot and slow to get going - well, they had plenty of expos... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A beautifully staged musical making full use of the Olivier's assets. This is it's first outing in the UK and I hope that it is a ... More

moley 5' 6'', 105 reviews, 3 helpful votes

One of, if not my all-time, favourite show of all time! the music is beautiful, heartfelt, evocative, catchy, and the actors - par... More

ellendart 5'7", 2 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I think there's potential for a great show in there somewhere. The staging was fantastic, and there were a few really standout mo... More

jamesatwill 178, 126 reviews, 10 helpful votes

Wow. Just wow. Completely blown away by how INCREDIBLE this show is. The performances, staging, lighting, choreography, score, set... More

taryllbaker 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I was so impressed with this show that I went to see it a second time! I love the bluesy and jazzy notes in the music and the voca... More

LondonLass 5"1, 192 reviews, 13 helpful votes

A wonderful fresh musical. Fab ensemble and songs. Really enjoyed.

caz83 5’10, 91 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Amazing show

mapped 160cm, 33 reviews, 1 helpful vote

jackfenton 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes