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The company of Girl From The North Country at The Old Vic (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Girl From The North Country transfer cast announced

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 3 November 2017

Casting has been announced for the West End transfer for Bob Dylan’s and Conor McPherson’s Girl From The North Country, following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic, with the majority of the original cast moving with the production.

The Girl From The North Country cast welcomes in new members Hannah Azuonye, Mary Doherty (Twelfth Night, National Theatre) and Emmanuel Kojo (Show Boat, West End) – all in the ensemble – along with David Ganly (Shakespeare In Love, West End) as Mr Burke, Adam James (Consent, National Theatre) as Dr Walker and Karl Johnson (King Lear, Old Vic) as Mr Perry.

They join a returning cast which features the likes of Ciaran Hinds (Game Of Thrones) as guesthouse owner Nick Laine, Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting) as his wife Elizabeth, and Sheila Atim (Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy) as their daughter Marianne.

Shirley Henderson in Girl From The North Country (Photo: Simon Turtle)

Shirley Henderson in Girl From The North Country (Photo: Simon Turtle)

Girl From The North Country is set in 1934, and, in the midst of the Great Depression, a Duluth, Minnesota family sits on a knife edge, their future indeterminate. Lost and lonely people drift through the rooms of their guesthouse, as the future of the community teeters on a knife-edge.

The owner of the guesthouse, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no-one will account for. And, when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return…

Olivier Award-winning playwright McPherson, whose previous plays have included the likes of The Weir (Royal Court, West End and Broadway) and Shining City (Royal Court and Broadway, nominated for two Tony Awards), weaves the iconic songbook of Dylan into events. An original cast recording of this has also been announced.

Girl From The North Country previews from Friday 29 December 2017 at the Noël Coward Theatre.

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