'Hadestown' extends performances in the West End until December

The cast of Hadestown have exclusively performed ‘Wait For Me’ for Big Night of Musicals 2024 by the National Lottery, which will air on 27 January on BBC One.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

Tony and Grammy award-winning musical Hadestown will extend performances until 22 December. The musical, yet to begin performances in the West End, is also open on Broadway.

Hadestown, which opens at the Lyric Theatre on 10 February, is an adaptation of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the Depression era. The musical returns to London five years after its sold-out run at the National Theatre in 2018.

In advance of its opening next month, the cast of Hadestown have performed ‘Wait For Me’ at the AO Arena in Manchester for Big Night of Musicals 2024 by the National Lottery. The programme will air on 27 January at 7.50pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The 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.

Hadestown has music, lyrics, and book by Grammy Award winner Anaïs Mitchell. Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, whose theatre credits include Mission Drift (National Theatre) and American Clock (The Old Vic), directs.

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Photo credit: Hadestown artwork. (Photo courtesy of production)

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