New West End musical Hadestown extends in London & first-look rehearsal photos

Hadestown extends in London through to December 2024

Producers of the new West End production of Hadestown have announced a new booking period – with the show now booking until 22 December 2024.

150K more tickets are on sale for the highly anticipated West End production of the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical which opens at the Lyric Theatre from 10 February. Rehearsals are well under way with the cast rehearsing at the National Youth Theatre in London. Producers have today also released a selection of rehearsal photos (see below).

Hadestown returns to London next month five years after it premiered at the National Theatre in 2018, and direct from a smash-hit run on Broadway where it won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

An exclusive first performance from the West End company will be broadcast on Big Night of Musicals 2024 by the National Lottery – Saturday 27 January at 7.50pm – BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The West End company stars Dónal Finn (Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time) as Orpheus; Grace Hodgett Young (Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre) as Eurydice; Grammy Award-winner Zachary James (The Addams Family, Broadway) as Hades; Melanie La Barrie (& Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre) as Hermes and Gloria Onitiri (Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre) as Persephone.

The Three Fates are played by: Madeline Charlemagne, Allie Daniel and Bella Brown.

The Workers are played by Lauren Azania, Tiago Dhondt Bamberger, Beth Hinton-Lever, Waylon Jacobs and Christopher Short; and Swings are Lucinda Buckley, Ryesha Higgs, Miriam Nyarko and Simon Oskarsson.

Hadestown has music, lyrics and book by Grammy winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, and is directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Mission Drift, Hadestown on Broadway).

The musical intertwines two mythic love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone. Billed as a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience, Hadestown blends modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz.

Rehearsal photos: Hadestown West End

Hadestown is playing at the Lyric Theatre from 10 February to 22 December 2024.

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📷 Main photo: Hadestown. Rehearsals at National Youth Theatre, 2024, Credit: Johan Persson

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