Girl From the North Country

Girl From the North Country Tickets

The Old Vic transfer this world premiere of Girl From the North Country, an electrifying new work from esteemed playwright Conor McPherson along with classic songs from Bob Dylan, to the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre

Duluth, Minnesota in the midst of the Great Depression.

A family adrift, their future on a knife edge. Lost and lonely people drifting through rooms of their guesthouse. But Nick Laine thinks he’s seen a way out…

Conor McPherson received the 1999 Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Weir and is considered to be one of the great contemporary Irish playwrights. His works have been produced both in the West End and on Broadway, including Shining City, The Seafarer and The Night Alive which received the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle award for Best Play.

The legendary Bob Dylan recently received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his poetic expression through song. A prominent figure in the music industry for over 50 years, Dylan has received 12 Grammy Awards, an Oscar and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His music has inspired millions, and was a revolutionary sound for America in the 1960s. His hit songs include ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’, ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’’, ‘Desolation Row’ and ‘Like A Rolling Stone.’

The production orignially ran at the Old Vic in July 2017 to wide critical acclaim for the cast, the story and the haunting arrangements of Dylan's classic numbers. 

Running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes (Including one interval)
Categories: 
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By:
Conor McPherson
Producer:
Old Vic
Director:
Conor McPherson
Songs by:
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan
Lighting:
Mark Henderson
Sound:
Simon Baker
Design:
Rae Smith
Choreography:
Lucy Hind
Cast list:
Sheila Atim, Hannah Azuonye, Mary Doherty, Bronagh Gallagher, David Ganly, Shirley Henderson, Ciaran Hinds, Adam James, Claudia Jolly, Karl Johnson, Arinzé Kene, Emmanuel Kojo, Debbie Kurup, Tim McMullan, Sam Reid and Jack Shalloo.
Other info:
orchestration and musical supervision by Simon Hale
Girl From the North Country Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Friday, 29 December, 2017
Opening date: 
Thursday, 11 January, 2018
Available from: 
Friday, 29 December, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 31 March, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 24 March, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday-7.30pm

Noel Coward Theatre

Address:
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Girl From the North Country Customer reviews

Our Review

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. 

Latest Girl From the North Country News & Features

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Full West End cast announced for Girl from the North Country transfer
Friday, November 3, 2017

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.

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Our 5 favourite moments from the Girl from the North Country cast recording
Monday, October 9, 2017

It may have just closed at The Old Vic, where it made its world premiere, but Conor McPherson’s play Girl from the North Country will be making a return to London in December with a West End run at the Noel Coward Theatre. An original cast recording has also been released, meaning we can Simon Hale’s excellent reimagining of some of Bob Dylan’s biggest hits, performed by the equally brilliant cast.  While we wait for the show to return, here are five of our favourite moments from the album, which is available now.  "Sign on the Window"

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Girl from the North Country to transfer to the West End in December
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Conor McPherson’s play Girl from the North Country, featuring the music of Bob Dylan, is to transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre this December. Currently playing at the Old Vic, the play is set to transfer to the West End on 29th December, and will run until 31st March 2018, with an official opening on 11th January.  The original cast of Girl from the North Country includes Sheila Atim, Ron Cook, Bronagh Gallagher, Shirley Henderson, Ciaran Hinds, Claudia Jolly and Arinzé Kene. Casting for the West End transfer is to be announced. 

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Cast recording of Bob Dylan play Girl from the North Country + full track listing announced
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Old Vic and Sony Music Entertainment havae announced that an official cast recording of Girl from the North Country will be released next month. Girl from the North Countryis written and directed by Conor McPherson, and features the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan. The play, which opened at the theatre in July, is set in the town of Duluth (where Dylan grew up) and tells the stories of the numerous visitors who pass through a guest house. The show has musical arrangements by Simon Hale.  The play with songs runs at the Old Vic until October 2017. Tickets are available here.

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What do the reviews say about Bob Dylan play Girl from the North Country?
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Conor McPherson’s new play Girl from the North Country has opened at The Old Vic, after much hype in the theatre-world and amongst Bob Dylan fans. The play features cuts from the Nobel Prize-winning songwriter’s back catalogue, but what is it about, and is it any good?

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Production images of Girl From The North Country at The Old Vic released
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Production images have been released for world premiere of The Old Vic production of Girl From The North Country, which opens this week.  Written and directed by Conor McPherson, the play  features music form the repertoire of Nobel Prize winning musician Bob Dylan, and is about a guesthouse in Minnesota. The cast features Arinzé Kene, Debbie Kurup, Ron Cook, Bronagh Gallagher, Sheila Atim, Shirley Henderson, Ciaran Hinds, Claudia Jolly, Jim Norton, Sam Reid, Michael Shaeffer, Jack Shalloo, and Stanley Townsend.

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