Hadestown

  • 2hrs 45mins (incl. interval)
musical

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate.  

This critically acclaimed new musical has enjoyed a record-breaking run at the National’s Olivier Theatre, and Broadway production that won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. 

The famous myth has been brought to the stage on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back 

Created by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), HADESTOWN is a love story for today… and always.

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What is Hadestown about?

Set in against a post-apocalyptic, Great Depression back drop, HADESTOWN tells the tale of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice. Both are trapped in a life of poverty, and desperate to escape. Winter comes around, and Persephone must return to the underworld and to her husband King Hades, who rules with an iron fist.

When Eurydice goes in search of a better future, she ends up trapped in Hades’ foundry. What can Orpheus do when rescuing her could condemn them both to an eternity of enslavement?

HADESTOWN pits industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, the production is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Ticket Information

We don’t know if or when this production is coming to the West End but sign up to be the first to hear!

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes including interval

Cast & Creatives

(from Broadway run at the Walter Kerr Theatre)

Anaïs Mitchell (Music, Lyrics & Book), Rachel Chavkin (Developed with & Director), David Neumann (Choreographer), Liam Robinson (Musical Director & Vocal Arrangements), Michael Chorney (Orchestration & Arrangements), Todd Sickafoose (Orchestration & Arrangements), Rachel Hauck (Scenic Designer), Michael Krass (Costume Designer), Bradley King (Lighting Designer), Nevin Steinburg (Sound Designer), Jessica Paz (Sound Designer), Ken Cerniglia (Dramaturg), Ben T. Matchstick (Co-conceived by), Hudson Theatrical Associates (Technical Supervisor), Spotco (Advertising/Marketing), Stewart/Whitley (Casting), Mara Isaacs (Producer), Dale Franzen (Producer), Hunter Arnold (Producer), Tom Kirdahy (Producer)

Soundtrack

  1. Road to Hell
  2. Any Way the Wind Blows
  3. Come Home With Me
  4. Wedding Song
  5. Epic I
  6. Livin’ it Up on Top
  7. All I’ve Ever Known
  8. Way Down Hadestown
  9. A Gathering Storm
  10. Epic II
  11. Chant
  12. Hey, Little Songbird
  13. When the Chips are Down
  14. Gone, I’m Gone
  15. Wait for Me
  16. Why We Build the Wall
  17. Our Lady of the Underground
  18. Way Down Hadestown (Reprise)
  19. Flowers
  20. Come Home With Me (Reprise)
  21. Papers
  22. Nothing Changes
  23. If It’s True
  24. How Long?
  25. Chant (Reprise)
  26. Epic III
  27. Promises
  28. Word to the Wise
  29. His Kiss, the Riot
  30. Wait for Me (Reprise)
  31. Doubt Comes In
  32. Road to Hell (Reprise)
  33. We Raise our Cups

Recommended for ages 8+.

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