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Girl From The North Country

Noël Coward Theatre

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Conor McPherson’s critically acclaimed play of hope, heartbreak and soul, incorporating classic songs from the catalogue of Bob Dylan, Girl From The North Country receives a second West End run due to phenomenal demand.

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Conor McPherson’s critically acclaimed play of hope, heartbreak and soul, incorporating classic songs from the catalogue of Bob Dylan, Girl From The North Country receives a second West End run due to phenomenal demand.

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…

But Nick thinks he’s seen a way out.

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).

So exceptional was Girl From The North Country’s initial reception that the show’s Original London Cast Recording was released on vinyl, CD, download and streaming services merely months after its premiere, featuring iconic hits Tight Connection To My Heart, Like A Rolling Stone/To Make You Feel My Love, and the titular song.

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), beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Dylan into this terrific show.

Please note this show contains some moderate use of strong language and adult themes.

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Age Recommendation: 12+

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 29/12/2017

Opening Night: 11/01/2018

Closing Night: 24/03/2018

Running time: 2h30, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Nick Laine - Ciaran Hinds

Elizabeth Laine - Shirley Henderson

Marianne Laine - Sheila Atim

Mrs Burke - Bronagh Gallagher

Mr Burke - David Ganly

Dr Walker - Adam James

Katherine Draper - Claudia Jolly

Mr Perry - Karl Johnson

Joe Scott - Arinzé Kene

Mrs Neilsen - Debbie Kurup

Reverend Marlowe - Finbar Lynch

Reverend Walker - Tim McMullan

Gene Laine - Sam Reid

Elias Burke - Jack Shalloo

Ensemble - Hannah Azuonye, Mary Doherty, Emmanuel Kojo, Ross Dawes

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Creative

Director - Conor McPherson

Designer - Rae Smith

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Movement Director - Lucy Hind

Sound - Simon Baker

Author - Conor McPherson

Lyrics By - Bob Dylan

Music By - Bob Dylan

Orchestrator, Arrangements & Musical Supervisor - Simon Hale

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