Read Reviews for Hadestown’s Pre-Broadway Engagement in London

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Hadestown’s Pre-Broadway Engagement in London
 
The National Theatre staging features Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Patrick Page, and Amber Gray.
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Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney Helen Maybanks

Hadestown celebrated the official opening of its London premiere November 13 at the National Theatre. Following its U.K. bow, Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera adaptation of the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice is expected to return to New York for a Broadway engagement.

The Rachel Chavkin-helmed production will run at the National's Olivier Theatre through January 26, 2019.

The cast includes Patrick Page, Amber Gray, and Reeve Carney as Hades, Persephone, and Orpheus, respectively; all three reprise performances from previous engagements of the musical. Joining them are Tony nominees Eva Noblezada and André De Shields as Eurydice and Hermes.

Read what critics thought of the London staging below.

The Arts Desk (Marianka Swain)

The Daily Mail (Quentin Letts)

The Evening Standard (Henry HItchings)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Stage (Tim Bano)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

Variety (Matt Trueman)

Rounding out the cast are Rosie Fletcher, Carly Mercedes Dyer, and Gloria Onitiri as the Fates, as well as Sharif Afifi, Beth Hinton-Lever, Seyi Omooba, Aiesha Pease, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw, and Shaq Taylor.

The production, which premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016 before a 2017 engagement in Canada, features choreography by David Neumann, musical direction by Liam Robinson, orchestrations by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, sets by Rachel Hauck, costumes by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz.

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