Due to phenomenal demand following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic, Bob Dylan’s and Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country comes to the West End for a strictly limited season.
Brought to life by an exceptional company of actors and musicians, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into this new show full of hope, heartbreak and soul. Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse.
The owner, 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…
Conor McPherson is an acclaimed writer and director. He was born in Dublin in 1971 and attended
University College Dublin where he began to write and direct.
Bob Dylan is one of our culture’s most influential and ground-breaking artists. Born in Duluth,
Minnesota in 1941; self-taught on piano, guitar and harmonica, he travelled to New York City in
1961, quickly establishing himself as an explosive performer in the Greenwich Village music scene.
More than half a century later, Dylan continues to perform almost 100 concerts each year. He has
released more than 50 albums and written over 600 songs. He’s sold more than 125 million records
and is the holder of 11 Grammy Awards. His songs have been covered more than 6000 times by
artists as diverse as Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Guns N’ Roses, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and
Adele. He is also an accomplished visual artist and author, and in 2016 was awarded the Nobel Prize
for Literature – the first songwriter to receive such a distinction.
The Old Vic is London’s independent not-for-profit theatre, creating world class entertainment on an
international scale. Through our eclectic and adventurous work on stage, projects with young
people, employability programmes, digital outreach, all-day café and late night cocktail bar, The Old
Vic under Artistic Director Matthew Warchus is an exciting and inviting place to be. We trade in
creative imagination. It is the commodity that will be most prized tomorrow and the reason why The
Old Vic is as vital today as it was in 1818 when it first opened its doors.
Today, Sony Music also announce the vinyl release of The Original London Cast Recording of Girl
from the North Country. Released on the Silvertone label, and already available on CD, download and
streaming services, the double vinyl will be available from 15th December. It is available to pre-order on Amazon now.
Girl From The North Country plays at the Noel Coward Theatre 29 December 2017 – 31 March 2018