Girl From The North Country at Gielgud Theatre tickets
Girl From The North Country at Gielgud Theatre tickets

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About the show

Conor McPherson’s dazzling musical Girl from the North Country returns to the West End this year after previous engagements at the Noel Coward Theatre. Set to an incredible soundtrack of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s music, this tale of despair and dreams opens at the Gielgud Theatre.

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 for

Girl 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: Recommended 12+. All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 10 Dec 2019
Press night: 16 Dec 2019
Booking from: 31 Jan 2020
Booking until: 01 Feb 2020

Location and map

Gielgud Theatre
35 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 6AR

118 Reviews Add review

A great piece of theatre that has you gripped from the beginning with its beautiful storytelling told through some fantastic songs.... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 82 reviews, 2 helpful votes

A gripping story filled with astonishing musical numbers sung by a hugely talented cast.

leicester-mark 5"9, 74 reviews, 3 helpful votes

katherineh5 5’2”, 50 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ashleycampbell 30 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A show that is driven moreso by character than plot, Girl From The North Country was beautifully told and delivered tender intricacies... More

oliviamannall 5"5, 19 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Despite the good reviews I didn’t enjoy this show very much (although many of the audience seemed to feel differently). The singers... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 82 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ambervictoriabray 4'10, 137 reviews, 6 helpful votes

The musical performances were excellent and complemented the mood of the play. Reading up about the era and social aspects of the setting... More

davidy5 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

moley 5' 6'', 124 reviews, 5 helpful votes