Casting has been announced for Conor McPherson’s Bob Dylan musical Girl from the North Country, which transfers to the West End in December. Shirley Henderson will reprise her role as Elizabeth Laine, the wife of guesthouse owner Nick. The couple live in Duluth, Minnesota (Dylan’s hometown), and welcome a variety of guests throughout the show. A number of the original cast will also feature, including Arinzé Kene, Bronagh Gallagher and Debbie Kurup.
Bob Dylan is easily one of the most important, influential musicians of the 20th century, which is why this new play, Girl From the North Country - featuring his songs - by Conor McPherson was so eagerly anticipated. But while it serves up some beautiful renditions of some classic songs, it's a pity that the storytelling (or lack of it) lets this play down.