Girl From The North Country at Noel Coward Theatre tickets
Girl From The North Country at Noel Coward Theatre tickets

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Overview

Following a smash-hit, critically acclaimed world premiere at the Old Vic Theatre, Conor McPherson’s brand new musical Girl from the North Country transfers to London’s West End. With tickets available for a strictly limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre, the heralded musical features the iconic music by legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

Set in the 1930’s, the tale takes place in the town of Duluth, Minnesota, during the despair of the Great Depression. Following a dysfunctional family as they try to cling on to all they have, their future hangs dangerously in the balance. Kept in money by the lost and lonely drifters that come and go through the doors of their guesthouse, owner Nick Laine thinks there is some hope to escape this disparaging life.

With music from Bob Dylan’s incredibly back catalogue, including “I Want You”, “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Forever Young”, the legendary singer has had a prolific career spanning over 50 years. With more than 100 million records sold, he is the recipient of countless awards, including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, and has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Most recently, the artist received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The title of McPherson’s new musical is from the popular Dylan song Girl from the North Country, which was recorded in New York in 1963 and featured as the second song on his second album "The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan".

Casting includes Ciaran Hinds (Hamlet) as Nick Laine, Shirley Henderson (Shining Souls) as Elizabeth Laine and Sheila Atim as Marianne Laine, Bronagh Gallagher as Mrs Burke, David Ganly as Mr Burke, Adam James as Dr Walker, Karl Johnson as Mr Perry, Claudia Jolly as Katherine Draper, Arinzé Kene as Joe Scott, Debbie Kurup as Mrs Neilsen, Finbar Lynch as Reverend Marlowe, Sam Reid as Gene Laine and Jack Shalloo as Elias Burke.

Further casting includes Hannah Azuonye, Ross Dawes, Mary Doherty and Emmanuel Kojo.

Conor McPherson is one of the best known and acclaimed contemporary Irish playwrights and directors. Cementing his name with his 1997 Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, further works have included Port Authority, Shining City and The Night Alive. Also directed by McPherson, the production features design by Rae Smith, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Simon Baker.

Created by one of the greatest contemporary playwrights and featuring the music of one of the most successful singers of all time, Girl from the North Country has impressed audiences and critics alike. Playing at the Noel Coward Theatre, tickets for this musical are available for performances beginning from December 29th 2017 until March 24th 2018, with an official opening on January 11th 2018.

Recommended for

Girl from the North Country is recommended for anyone who is a fan of Bob Dylan’s music. This is an exciting and intriguing opportunity to see a masterful dramatist transform the great singer’s work into a beautiful and moving new show, so don't miss out on this new run and get your Girl from the North Country tickets now.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for 13+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 30 Dec 2017
Press night: 11 Jan 2018
Booking from: 24 Mar 2018
Booking until: 24 Mar 2018

Location and map

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4AU

56 Reviews Add review

An intriguing play with music (I wouldn't describe it a musical) that follows the lives of the inhabitants of a boarding house and... More

moley 5' 6'', 100 reviews, 2 helpful votes

An intriguing play with music (I wouldn't describe it a musical) that follows the lives of the inhabitants of a boarding house and interweaves the drama with songs of Bob Dylan. The musical interpretation is the winner of this show strongly supported by a brilliant cast of actors who all sing clearly with great passion and emotion. I personally feel that this play worked better in its original venue of The Old Vic where the space was larger but they have tailored it to fit in this smaller theatre.

moley 5' 6'', 100 reviews, 2 helpful votes

SoniaFriedman 5"5, 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

SoniaFriedman 5"5, 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A beautifully moving play-come-musical surrounding the Depression era. It's the performers and the songs that encapsulate the atmo... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A beautifully moving play-come-musical surrounding the Depression era. It's the performers and the songs that encapsulate the atmosphere, whereas the storyline is slightly convoluted. There are a lot of loose strands that don't get tied up, however the point of the play is to describe a specific time period, rather than delve into characters' stories. There are a lot of stand-out moments, particularly from Sheila Atim, Shirley Henderson and Jack Shalloo. Would recommend, it's unlike anything else in the West End.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Beautiful score, great book, but for me they didnt quite go together.

nathandowling 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful score, great book, but for me they didnt quite go together.

nathandowling 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Found this show a quandary as it was so highly rated by critics and audiences alike, but I cannot honestly say it particularly mov... More

doonakebab 5'10", 86 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Found this show a quandary as it was so highly rated by critics and audiences alike, but I cannot honestly say it particularly moved me. Musically it was beautiful, the cast were good but all together I found it rather meh.

doonakebab 5'10", 86 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A fantastic show with a very talented cast. I hope it comes back to the West End.

sarahemily8 59 reviews, 8 helpful votes

A fantastic show with a very talented cast. I hope it comes back to the West End.

sarahemily8 59 reviews, 8 helpful votes

The vocal talent on display was stunning and it was a beautiful and moving story.

emilydiver 5"0, 193 reviews, 14 helpful votes

The vocal talent on display was stunning and it was a beautiful and moving story.

emilydiver 5"0, 193 reviews, 14 helpful votes

It's getting great reviews, but it didn't do much for me. The songs all blended into each other and didn't do justice to Dylan's l... More

ilanalindsey 5"1', 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It's getting great reviews, but it didn't do much for me. The songs all blended into each other and didn't do justice to Dylan's legacy. It was very clearly a play about America written by a non-American. The story and characters were thin, it contained a storyline about a cognitively challenged person that I found clumsily handled, and I was bored through a lot of it.

ilanalindsey 5"1', 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 181 reviews, 2 helpful votes

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 181 reviews, 2 helpful votes