Full cast announced for UK premiere of Hadestown
Amber Gray and Patrick Page are set to reprise their original New York Theatre Workshop roles of Persephone and Hades in Hadestown. They will be joined by Reeve Carney as Orpheus, a role he performed alongside Gray and Page at the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton, Canada).
New cast members André De Shields and Eva Noblezada will take the roles of Hermes and Eurydice, with Rosie Fletcher, Carly Mercedes Dyer and Gloria Onitiri playing the Fates. Completing the cast are Sharif Afifi, Beth Hinton-Lever, Seyi Omooba, Aiesha Pease, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw and Shaq Taylor.
With music, lyrics and a book by celebrated musician Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is about a loved-up couple: a songwriter called Orpheus and his muse Eurydice. Eurydice is tempted into the industrial underworld of Hadestown, and Orpheus is sent on a quest to save her. The production, which has been developed with Rachel Chavkin, will run in the Olivier from 2nd November to 26th January, and will then transfer to Broadway.
Chavkin said: "This company is an extraordinary mix of artists – each is wholly unique, and brings a depth of soul and craft to the project. We’re thrilled to have back Amber Gray and Patrick Page, who have been with the show since the beginning, and Reeve Carney who did extraordinary work on the Canadian premiere. André De Shields is a legend and brings heartbreaking, invaluable experience to the storytelling, and Eva Noblezada captures a combination of toughness and vulnerability... I cannot wait to be in the room with these actors and the whole ensemble."
Hadestown will have set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreography by David Neumann, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, orchestrations and arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, with Ken Cerniglia as dramaturg. The show is produced in association with Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy.