A trio of festive album reviews with If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album, Leslie Odom Jr – The Christmas Album and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – Together at Christmas.
Anaïs Mitchell has instigated something special, and I hope, and expect, Hadestown to evolve further throughout the years, as each new version creates its own musical and mythological traditions.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin’s interpretation of Mitchell’s acclaimed concept album Hadestown.
Hadestown’s journey onto the stage of the National Theatre – and, indeed, its upcoming transfer to Broadway – has been as tortuous and precarious as the story it tells.
I try out the new smart caption glasses while watching Hadestown at the National Theatre and am blown away both by the show and the frankly amazing technology.
Folky, emotive, excellently performed and ever relevant, the National Theatre’s production of Hadestown is a grand triumph.
Running at the National Theatre prior to a Broadway opening, Hadestown offers a uniquely folksy and enchanting take on the tragic tale of Orpheus and his love, Euridice.
Hadestown is certainly a welcome contribution to London’s musical theatre. The excellent score and unrelenting criticism of corporate systems that enslave the poor in awful conditions and low pay give this show its value, along with the cast.
Bluesy, folky, beautifully paced and musically satisfying, Hadestown is a treat: touching without sentimentality and with enough topical bite to startle without hammering the point.
Now the National Theatre has a vibrant production of the musical Hadestown which premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2016.