‘Hadestown’ to open in the West End in 2024

After performances at the National Theatre in 2018, 1,000 performances on Broadway, and eight Tony Awards, Anaïs Mitchell's musical returns to the West End.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Wait for it, it's coming. Hadestown will return to London, with West End performances starting in 2024.

After a decade of development, Hadestown ran at the National Theatre in November 2018. The musical then opened on Broadway in 2019, winning eight Tony Awards from its record-breaking 14 nominations. The show recently celebrated 1,000 performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

In a New York Theatre Guide review, “Going to hell has never been as much fun as seeing a performance of Anaïs Mitchell's musical Hadestown. Don't let its origins in Greek mythology scare you off because there's a built-in narrator in the form of the god Hermes (André De Shields) whose job was to guide souls into the afterlife."

The current Broadway cast includes Lillias White as Hermes, Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, and Reeve Carney as Orpheus.

Rachel Chavkin directs the Broadway production, with set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, and choreography by David Neumann. Details on a venue, performance dates, and casting will be announced in due course.

What is Hadestown about?

The Hadestown musical adapts the Greek myth of lovers Orpheus and Eurydice in the underworld. When Eurydice agrees to work for Hades, Orpheus sets out to rescue her. The show blends multiple Greek myths together, including Hades and Persephone, and Hermes and the Fates. Find out more on Hadestown mythology.

Hadestown is based on Anaïs Mitchell's 2010 album of the same name. She writes the book, music, and lyrics for the musical, with songs including "Way Down Hadestown" and "All I've Ever Known."

Photo credit: Hadestown on Broadway (Photo courtesy of production)

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