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Hadestown Tickets

The 8-time Tony Award-winning musical makes its long-awaited West End debut.
Production image of Hadestown in London, featuring Dónal Finn as Orpheus and Grace Hodgett Young as Eurydice.
Production image of Hadestown in London, featuring Gloria Onitiri as Persephone
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Production image of Hadestown in London, featuring Grace Hodgett Young as Eurydice and Zachary James as Hades.
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About Hadestown

Get ready to go way down to Hadestown as the award-winning musical returns to London. Book Hadestown tickets on TodayTix.

The Evening Standard raves about Hadestown, saying, “Musically it’s a feast — full of folksy melancholy and heartache, yet also packed with gospel, dirty funk and New Orleans jazz.”

Journey to the depths of the underworld in this modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Follow the musical prodigy Orpheus as he ventures into the dark realm of Hadestown to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the King of the Underworld himself. Their story intertwines with that of Hades and Persephone, whose tumultuous relationship mirrors the changing seasons.

Anaïs Mitchell, a celebrated singer-songwriter, and director Rachel Chavkin have collaborated to turn Mitchell's acclaimed concept album into an innovative musical. This genre-blending production combines modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to give a fresh perspective on an ancient epic story.

Don’t miss the return of Hadestown at the Lyric Theatre. Visit the underworld today and book tickets on TodayTix.

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

10th February, 2024

End date

9th February, 2025

Age

Ages 8+.

Production note
This production contains strobe-like effects throughout.
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845 Reviews

Walt61

Walt61

84 Reviews | 15 Followers
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Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great music - New Orleans jazz, folk & blues. Compelling take on Greek mythology. Wonderful cast. Cool set design.

Don’t see it if Need a happy ending - it's a Greek tragedy lol.

Ailish L

Ailish L

39 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A new and innovative story that links to one of the greatest Greek tragedies. The casting's brilliant, as is the staging! A must see!

Don’t see it if You expect a different ending to the tragedy.

blue_wind

blue_wind

54 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re looking for a brilliant and fresh reinterpretation of Greek myths with excellent songs, a beautiful set and engaging characters.

Don’t see it if You aren’t a fan of sung-through shows, or prefer more a more traditional style of musical theatre.

Viki Robb-Leech

Viki Robb-Leech

39 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Masterful, Epic, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love mythology, you love folk style music, you want to see a fresh take on musical theatre with a soft edgy style

Don’t see it if You're a big fan of razzle dazzle traditional musicals

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Hadestown cast and creative team

By: Anaïs Mitchell, developed with Rachel Chavkin
Songs by: Anaïs Mitchell
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Cast list: Dónal Finn (as Orpheus), Grace Hodgett Young (as Eurydice), Zachary James (as Hades), Melanie La Barrie (as Hermes), Gloria Onitiri (as Persephone), Bella Brown, Madeline Charlemagne, Allie Daniel (as the Fates)
Design: Rachel Hauck
Lighting: Bradley King
Costume: Michael Krass
Choreography: David Neumann
Sound: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz
Other info: Arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, music supervision and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson

Venue

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7ES

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

More information about Hadestown

Hadestown originated as a concept album by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell in 2010, featuring a collection of songs that retold the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in a post-apocalyptic, Depression-era America. The concept album received critical acclaim and sparked interest in developing it into a full-fledged theatrical production.

In 2016, Hadestown premiered in Canada and opened in London at the National’s Olivier Theatre in 2018, directed by Rachel Chavkin and featuring a score by Anaïs Mitchell that incorporates blues, jazz, and folk elements. It premiered on Broadway in April 2019 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.

What To Watch For

  • Director Rachel Chavkin is no stranger to unconventional adaptations. She directed Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1912 in 2016 on Broadway, for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Musical.
  • Hadestown marked a reunion for original cast members Patrick Paige and Reeve Carney, who had previously collaborated in the Broadway production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark."
  • Anaïs Mitchell first performed songs from Hadestown in community theatres across her home state of Vermont in 2006. It was a long road before Hadestown was ready to be performed in 2016 at New York Theatre Workshop off-Broadway.

Frequently asked questions

What is Hadestown about?

Follow Orpheus on a musical odyssey to rescue his love, Eurydice, from the depths of the underworld, where they confront trials, temptation, and the ultimate test of their love. This record-breaking, Tony-winning musical is set to make a triumphant return to London's West End in 2024.

Which theatre is Hadestown at?

Hadestown is at London's Lyric Theatre.

What is the running time of Hadestown?

Hadestown runs for 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

How much are tickets for Hadestown?

Hadestown tickets start at £23.

What is the age recommendation for Hadestown?

Ages 8+.

How do you get tickets for Hadestown?

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