The musical is set to return to London, playing at the Lyric Theatre from the 10th February 2024.
Full casting has now been confirmed for Hadestown, the musical based on two mythological tales, which is heading back to London after five years away from the UK stage.
The Tony Award winning musical will be led by Dónal Finn as Orpheus, with Eurydice is to be portrayed by Grace Hodgett-Young (Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre). They will be joined by Melanie La Barrie (& Juliet) as Hermes, Gloria Onitiri (Cinderella) as Persephone and Zachary James (Philip Glass’s Akhnaten) as Hades. The three Fates will be portrayed by Madeline Charlemagne, Allie Daniel and Bella Brown.
Meanwhile, Lauren Azania, Tiago Dhondt Bamberger, Beth Hinton-Lever, Waylon Jacobs, and Christopher Short will play the Workers, with Lucinda Buckley, Ryesha Higgs, Miriam Nyarko, and Simon Oskarsson as Swings.
Hadestown takes you on an unforgettable journey to the underworld and back, intertwining two mythic love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone.
A deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience, Hadestown invites you to imagine how the world could be.
Featuring music, lyrics, and book by Anaïs Mitchell, the musical is directed by Rachel Chavkin and features set design by Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck. The creative team also includes: four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Krass for costume design, two-time Tony Award-winner Bradley King for lighting design, Tony Award-winners Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz for sound design, and Obie Award-winner and Chita Rivera Award-winner David Neumann for choreography. Completing the team are: Liam Robinson (music supervision and vocal arrangements), Tony Award-winners Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose (arrangements and orchestrations), and Ken Cerniglia (dramaturgy). Casting for the London production is by Jacob Sparrow.
Hadestown originally opened at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2016, before a production in Edmonton, Canada, and its sold-out run at the National Theatre in 2018. The show then opened at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The musical is being produced in London by Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, Tom Kirdahy, and the National Theatre in association with JAS Theatricals.
Tickets for the show are available here.