‘Hadestown will be your next musical theatre obsession.’
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.
Listen to the music from the show in the original cast recording on Spotify or Apple Music. You can also purchase the CD from our Bookshop, online or instore at the NT.
Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin have transformed Mitchell’s acclaimed concept album into a genre-defying new musical that mixes modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.
Please note: this production contains strobe-like effects throughout.
Produced in association with Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy. Co-conceived by Ben t Matchstick.
Talks and events
The Heroine's Descent with Marina Warner Fri 14 December, 6pm (Captioned)
16 – 21: Hadestown: Acting through song Tue 15 January, 6pm
Modern Myths: Orpheus, Eurydice, and Us Tue 22 January, 6pm