News: Hadestown Extends West End Run And New Rehearsal Photos Released

January 26, 2024
News: Hadestown Extends West End Run And New Rehearsal Photos Released

Due to popular demand, the multi award-winning Hadestown, which opens at the Lyric Theatre, London with performances from Saturday 10 February 2024, already announces its extension in the West End with tickets now available through to 22 December 2024.

Winner of 8 Tony® Awards including ‘Best Musical’ and a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Musical Theatre Album’, Hadestown returns to London five years after its sold-out run at the National Theatre in 2018.

In advance of opening in London next month, the West End company of Hadestown gave an exclusive first UK broadcast performance of the track ‘Wait For Me’ this week in front of 12k people at the AO Arena in Manchester for Big Night of Musicals 2024 by the National Lottery. The programme will air on Saturday 27 January at 7.50pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The West End cast includes Dónal Finn (Orpheus) Grace Hodgett Young (Eurydice) Zachary James (Hades) Melanie La Barrie (Hermes) and Gloria Onitiri (Persephone). Bella Brown, Madeline Charlemagne, and Allie Daniel will play the Fates and Lauren Azania, Tiago Dhondt Bamberger, Beth Hinton-Lever, Waylon Jacobs, and Christopher Short will play the Workers, with Lucinda Buckley, Winny Herbert, Ryesha Higgs, Miriam Nyarko, and Simon Oskarsson as Swings.

Blending modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hadestown is one of the most streamed cast albums of all time with over 350 million streams to date.  It won the Grammy Award® for ‘Best Musical Theatre Album’, topped Billboard’s Broadway Cast Recording chart and debuted at number 8  on the Top Album chart.

Hadestown features music, lyrics, and book by acclaimed Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winner Anaïs Mitchell and direction by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin.

The Hadestown creative team features David Neumann (choreography), Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Michael Krass (costume design), Bradley King (lighting design), Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz (sound design), Liam Robinson (music supervision and vocal arrangements), Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose (arrangements and orchestrations), Tarek Merchant (Musical Director), and Ken Cerniglia (dramaturgy). Casting for the London production is by Jacob Sparrow.

Hadestown is produced in London by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, Tom Kirdahy and the National Theatre in association with JAS Theatricals.

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