Hadestown tickets

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At the Lyric Theatre currently booking to 22 December 2024

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Genre: Musical

Age recommendation and guidance: This production is recommended for ages 8+

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Access performances: Captioned Performance: 20 April 2024, 14:30, 12 June 2024, 19:30. Audio Described Performance: 27 April 2024, 14:30, 19 June 2024, 19:30. BSL Interpreted Performance: 4 May 2024, 14:30, 26 June 2024, 19:30.

Hadestown tickets are on sale now for the show’s UK return in London’s West End in 2024.

With a book, music and lyrics by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown will begin performances at Lyric Theatre on 10 February 2024 with tickets on sale now here.

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At the Lyric Theatre currently booking to 22 December 2024

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Alongside booking in advance, a £30 daily ticket lottery is available.

The musical returns to the UK having previously ran at the National Theatre in 2018.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – as it invites you on an unforgettable journey to the underworld and back

Meet the cast of Hadestown in London

The West End cast of Hadestown will feature Dónal Finn as Orpheus, Grace Hodgett-Young as Eurydice, Melanie La Barrie as Hermes, Gloria Onitiri as Persephone and Zachary James as Hades.

The Fates will be played by Madeline Charlemagne, Allie Daniel and Bella Brown.

Completing the cast are Lauren Azania, Tiago Dhondt Bamberger, Beth Hinton-Lever, Waylon Jacobs and Christopher Short with swings Lucinda Buckley, Ryesha Higgs, Miriam Nyarko and Simon Oskarsson.

Hadestown is directed by Rachel Chavkin with choreography by David Neumann, scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, musical director and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, orchestrations and arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose and dramaturg Ken Cerniglia.

About the musical

Hadestown is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Set in a post-apocalyptic world blending modern and ancient elements, the musical follows Orpheus, a gifted but poor musician, who falls in love with Eurydice, a young woman trying to survive the harsh realities of their world. Eurydice is lured to the underworld, Hadestown, by Hades, the god of the underworld, who promises her security and freedom from life’s hardships.

Orpheus, desperate to rescue Eurydice, journeys to Hadestown. Along the way, he encounters Hades’ wife, Persephone, who is torn between her love for her husband and empathy for the struggling souls in Hadestown. The story highlights the power of love and music against the backdrop of a world where hope is scarce. The climax revolves around Orpheus’ attempt to lead Eurydice back to the living world, facing the challenge of not looking back at her until they have both reached the surface, a test of faith and trust.

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