Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada’s Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway.
In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in: these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust is put to a final test.
Musical Orpheus myth is a beguiling fable for today
A phenomenally smart show
Gloriously offbeat musical theatre staging of Anaïs Mitchell’s acclaimed concept album
Superb retelling of the ancient myth set to Anais Mitchell’s folk score
Hades, an autocratic businessman with a passion for both entrapping women and building a wall, is now inescapably Trumpian
Anaïs Mitchell’s musical retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth opens in London
Enjoyable winter-warmer that's a near myth
Mitchell’s music is beautiful