i’ve spent the last six months thinking about Hadestown (sort of) (on and off)

By Minna Jeffery. Hadestown, by Anais Mitchell. Directed by Rachel Chavkin. Seen at the National Theatre, 13/11/18. Sometimes it just happens that you take a bunch of cool things that should all be things that you, personally, are really in to, but when you combine those things the result is a kind of disappointing ‘meh’. Anais Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin, and a Greek myth should have been … Continue reading i’ve spent the last six months thinking about Hadestown (sort of) (on and off)

Thoughts on Hadestown by Pamela Vera

Hadestown opened with a strikingly diverse ensemble cast, of all ages, skin tones and body types suited and booted to retell the Greek myth of Orpheus journeying down to Hades’ underworld to bring back spring and his love Eurydice. The play began in song, and finished in song, a sort of folk-opera that showed the vocal range, physical and dance prowess of the entire cast. … Continue reading Thoughts on Hadestown by Pamela Vera

The Only Musical I Ever Loved – Gus Mitchell

I don’t like musicals. Until Hadestown. I’m tremendously grateful that Anais Mitchell’s musical gave me the chance to finally examine why I hold this prejudice. I’m still working it out, but I think I understand a little more about what a good, or even a great musical might be for me. The music of Hadestown comes from a singer-songwriter steeped in the American folk tradition … Continue reading The Only Musical I Ever Loved – Gus Mitchell

An Adventure Review By Sanmeet Kaur

“Just a poor black man killing other poor black men on behalf of rich white men whose power games brought us to the edges of hell.” Powerfully delivered by Mau Mau rebel soldier, David (Martins Imhangbe), this line perhaps best sums up the gravity of Vinay Patel’s epic three-hour play. It lays out how An Adventure brings both the ordinary and extraordinary to the audience, … Continue reading An Adventure Review By Sanmeet Kaur