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Girl from the North Country to transfer to the West End in 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.
On the transfer, McPherson said: "Working with this stunning cast and the incredible music of Bob Dylan at The Old Vic has been an amazing pleasure and privilege. I’m delighted that audiences will continue to have the opportunity to enjoy our show as we move into the West End.
"I’d like to thank everyone who has brought Girl from the North Country to life and I look forward hugely to our next steps in this intriguing journey."
The play, which opened at the 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.
McPherson, who also directed the piece, wrote Girl from the North Country after the Nobel Prize-winning songwriter’s management approached him to write a piece using Dylan’s songs.
Many critics praised the production: Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard, five stars) hailed it a “special piece of theatre”, while Michael Billington (The Guardian, five stars) praised McPherson’s direction, saying he has created “an astonishingly free-flowing production.”
The production runs at the Old Vic until 7th October. A cast recording, which will features songs such as “Like A Rolling Stone”, “Forever Young” and “I Want You” was released on 29th September.
Girl From the North Country Tickets are available now.