Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre

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On Tuesday night, HADESTOWN opened in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre in London.

The production stars Reeve Carney (Orpheus), André De Shields (Hermes), Amber Gray (Persephone), Eva Noblezada (Eurydice) and Patrick Page (Hades). The cast also features Sharif Afifi (Worker), Rosie Fletcher (Lachesis), Beth Hinton-Lever (Worker), Carly Mercedes Dyer (Atropos), Seyi Omooba (Worker), Gloria Onitiri (Clotho), Aiesha Pease (Worker), Joseph Prouse (Worker), Jordan Shaw (Worker) and Shaq Taylor (Worker). Scroll down to see photos of the opening night party.

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.

Directed by Rachel Chavkin, with set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreography by David Neumann, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, orchestrations and arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, with Ken Cerniglia as dramaturg.

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 in each other is put to a final test.

Produced in association with Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy.

HADESTOWN is at the National Theatre until 26 January and tickets start at £15. Click here for tickets.

Photo Credit: Lia Chang

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Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Musical Director and Vocal Arranger Liam Robinson, Andre De Shields, Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney and Co-Producer Mara Isaacs

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Musical Director and Vocal Arranger Liam Robinson, Andre De Shields, Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Co-Producer Mara Isaacs, Director Rachel Chavkin, Andre De Shields, Anais Mitchell and Co-Producer Dale Franzen

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
HADESTOWN company curtain call

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Andre De Shields and Company

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
The Fates: Carly Mercedes Dyer, Gloria Onitiri, Rosie Fletcher

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
HADESTOWN company curtain call

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Director Rachel Chavkin

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Rachel Chavkin, Choreographer David Neumann and Anais Mitchell

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Reeve Carney, Andre De Shields, Patrick Page

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Andre De Shields, Paige Davis and Patrick Page

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Andre De Shields and Amber Gray

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Director Lisa Peterson, HADESTOWN Director Rachel Chavkin and Set Designer Rachel Hauck

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Leo Roberts and his wife Eva Noblezada

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National TheatreCo-Producer Mara Isaacs and Rachel Quinney, National Theatre's producer for Hadestown

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Patrick Page and Eva Noblezada

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Tim Levy, producer for NT America and Director Rachel Chavkin

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National TheatreReeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and Rachel Quinney, National Theatre's producer for Hadestown

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Anais Mitchell and Reeve Carney

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
The Ensemble: Jordan Shaw, Aiesha Pease, Beth Hinton-Lever, Shaq Taylor Joseph Prouse, Seyi Omooba, Sharif Afifi

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Jordan Shaw, Aiesha Pease, Beth Hinton-Lever, Shaq Taylor, Choreographer David Neumann, Joseph Prouse, Seyi Omooba, Sharif Afifi

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Co-Producer Mara Isaacs and Anais Mitchell

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Liam Robinson and Andre De Shields

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Mara Isaacs and Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director at New York Theatre Workshop

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Andre De Shields and Maija Garcia

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
David Neumann and his wife Erica Sweany

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Patrick Page, Mara Isaacs and Reeve Carney

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Director Rachel Chavkin and Associate Director Maria Crocker

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Reeve Carney

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Patrick Page, Rachel Chavkin and Amber Gray

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Rosie Fletcher, Gloria Onitiri, Andre De Shields (Hermes) and Carly Mercedes Dyer.

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Shaq Taylor, Andre De Shields, Amber Gray, Jordan Shaw

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
Kay Karns and Mike Karns



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