Girl From the North Country

Girl From the North Country Tickets

The Old Vic is proud to present the World Premiere of Girl From the North Country, an electrifying new work from esteemed playwright Conor McPherson along with classic songs from Bob Dylan.

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.’

Running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes (Including one interval)
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Songs by:
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan
Mark Henderson
Simon Baker
Rae Smith
Lucy Hind
Cast list:
Sheila Atim (Marianne Laine), Ron Cook (Doctor Walker), Bronagh Gallagher (Mrs Burke), Shirley Henderson (Elizabeth Laine), Ciaran Hinds (Nick Laine), Claudia Jolly (Katherine Draper), Arinzé Kene (Joe Scott), Debbie Kurup (Mrs Neilsen), Kirsty Malpass (Ensemble), Jim Norton (Mr Perry), Tom Peters (Ensemble), Karl Queensborough (Ensemble), Sam Reid (Gene Laine), Michael Shaeffer (Reverend Marlowe), Jack Shalloo (Elias Burke), and Stanley Townsend (Mr Burke).
Other info:
orchestration and musical supervision by Simon Hale
Girl From the North Country Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Available from: 
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Saturday, 7 October, 2017
Booking to: 
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

Old Vic Theatre

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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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

Girl From the North Country
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.
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.

Cast announced for Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Girl From the North Country
Cast announced for Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Girl From the North Country
Friday, April 28, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the Old Vic's upcoming production of Girl From the North Country which is written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan. The production begins previews on 10 July with an official opening on 26 July and running to 7 October 2017.

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