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.
March 24, 2018
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
Please note this show contains some moderate use of strong language and adult themes.