First Night Takeover: Girl from the North Country at the Noel Coward Theatre

12 Jan
Author: Perry O'Bree
Perry catches Jade Anouka on the red carpet

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End opening of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, which has transferred for a limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre following its sell-out world premiere at the Old Vic. Can you name all the celebs Perry spotted on the red carpet? (Hint: They include Hollywood royalty Cate Blanchett!)

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…

Featuring the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY is a show filled with hope, heartbreak and soul. It's written and directed by Conor McPherson and has designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Simon Baker.

The West End production of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY features Shirley Henderson, Ciaran Hinds, Sheila Atim and Debbie Kurup, reprising their roles from the Old Vic, along with Karl Johnson, David Ganly, Finbar Lynch, Adam James, Claudia Jolly, Bronagh Gallagher, Arinzé Kene, Emmanuel Kojo, Tim McMullan, Sam Reid, Jack Shalloo and, making her professional debut, Hannah Azuonye.

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