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

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

Opening Night Video: Girl From The North Country

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 12 January 2018

It’s the stunning play of hope, heartbreak and soul that’s already captured the hearts and minds of London audiences – and now the Girl From The North Country makes the transition to London’s Theatreland with a transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre.

Girl From The North Country is Conor McPherson’s hugely lauded musical play, featuring the classic songs from the catalogue of Bob Dylan. We spoke to the stars of the show at the production’s big West End opening night – check out our video below.


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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…

Having premiered to rapturous reception at The Old Vic, Girl From The North Country is brought to life by a 20-piece company of multi-talented actors and musicians, with most of the original cast confirmed to return for the Noël Coward Theatre run, including Shirley Henderson (Elizabeth Laine), Ciaran Hinds (Nick) and Sheila Atim (Marianne).

Book your Girl From The North Country tickets today! The show is also participating in our New Year Sale.


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