Already closed | 2h 30m | London

Hadestown (London)

Across 6 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Resonant, Relevant

About the show

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin reimagine the ancient tale of Orpheus and Eurydice as a timeless allegory for our world in this new musical. More…

"Hadestown" follows two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of king Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s alluring melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear.

2h 30m | Already closed | Olivier Theatre (London)

Member Reviews (6)


Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Resonant, Relevant
Avg Score

Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if There were some great moments in the show full of emotion and any change to see Eva and Amber should be taken. Very cool set design!

Don't see it if The concept of the wall seemed a bit too of the moment if that makes sense- like the creators didn't trust the audience to make connections

Masterful, Romantic, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting

See it if Two love stories entwined with an incredibly inclusive cast and music that stays with you for days.

Don't see it if Don't like stories revolving around mythology, or double love stories.

Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy watching talented actors perform intelligent, innovative and fabulous music.

Don't see it if You dislike hip new theater.

Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if See it if you like pop rock/folky operatic productions with wonderful staging and singing.

Don't see it if You don’t care for modern musicals based on Greek myths.

Also The show was better in the second half. It seemed to settle into its t... Read more Read less

Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like reworking of Greek myths, wonderful music and acting, clever staging.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by a rather confused picture of Hades, and the insertion of current political points.

Delightful, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to refresh your memory on Greek mythology while listening to engaging Blues and Jazz music score. Well cast and fabulous stage

Don't see it if The mix of blues, jazz, folk and indie with pop does not appeal to you.

November 15th, 2018
"It’s a good time show for bad time times, a hoot that hits its political points hard...Mitchell sticks close to the original myth, fleshing its slight narrative out in song, but she soaks her score in contemporary Americana. It functions like a folksy, old patchwork quilt, pulling musical influe...
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November 14th, 2018
"Whether you call it a folk opera, a hip oratorio or a musicalised myth, it boasts some cracking songs that far outweigh its dramatic shortcomings...Chavkin’s production, even in a large space, preserves the rough theatre elements that are part of the show’s charm...I’m not sure if Mitchell’s cla...
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November 14th, 2018
"An evening of evident cohesion...The journey at times threatens to feel interminable...Elaborate drama is in scarce supply. Mitchell’s through-sung approach squeezes out opportunities for richly character-defining dialogue...Before the stinging, melancholy payoff, an almost deadening repetition ...
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November 14th, 2018
"'Hadestown’ is not perfect, but it is really, really good. The wonderfully diverse songs of Mitchell’s expanded, virtually sung-through soundtrack are the bedrock...It is a musically thrilling, lyrically eccentric articulation of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth that has gratifyingly little to do w...
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