Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A small family wrests with their own troubles and worries about the future of their downtrodden guesthouse. As travellers pass through from night to night and the strain of living becomes tighter, the arrival of a preacher and a boxer adds hope, heartbreak and despair. With songs from Bob Dylan including “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Forever Young”, Girl from the North Country is a heart-achingly beautiful story by one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers.
Girl from the North Country originally opened at the Old Vic Theatre, with an initial West End run at the Noel Coward; it received five Olivier Award nominations including Best Musical. In 2019, the show will premiere in Toronto, with a Broadway run at the Belasco Theatre scheduled for early 2020.
The cast includes Katie Brayben (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Gloria Obianyo (Regent’s Park: Jesus Christ Superstar), Rachel John (West End: Hamilton) and Emma-Jane Casey (Sunday in the Park with George).
Conor McPherson is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights. His previous credits include the Olivier Award-winning The Weir (1997) and The Night Alive (2013). In addition to writing the book, McPherson also directs Girl from the North Country, with further creatives to be confirmed.
With a yearning central story about dashed dreams and longing set to the poignant notes of Bob Dylan’s music, don’t miss this second chance to see Girl from the North Country. It opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 10 December 2019.
Recommended forGirl from the North Country is perfect for any fans of Bob Dylan’s masterful back catalogue. Now playing its second West End run, this is an exciting opportunity to secure tickets for a beautiful and affecting piece of theatre you might have missed the first time around.
Age Recommendations: TBC