Girl from the North Country transfers to the West End: Watch the new trailer

04 Oct
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases

It's been a sell-out at the Old Vic, where it finishes this Saturday, now more theatregoers will have the chance to see Conor McPherson's amazing musical makeover of Bob Dylan classics in GIRL FROM THE COUNTRY. It transfers to the West End for a limited season from 29 December 2017. We've got the new show trailer to remind you just how stunning it is...

Due to phenomenal demand following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic, Bob Dylan and Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country will transfer to the West End for a strictly limited season. The premiere production finishes this Saturday 7 October at the Old Vic and will reopen at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre at the end of the year, running from 29 December 2017 to 31 March 2018, with a press night on 11 January 2018.

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…

Commenting on the transfer, Conor McPherson said:

“Working with this stunning cast and the incredible music of Bob Dylan at The Old Vic has been an amazing pleasure and privilege. I’m delighted that audiences will continue to have the opportunity to enjoy our show as we move into the West End. I’d like to thank everyone who has brought Girl from the North Country to life and I look forward hugely to our next steps in this intriguing journey.”

The Girl from the North Country has music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, with book and direction by Conor McPherson. The premiere production is designed by Rae Smith, with orchestration, arrangements and musical supervision by Simon Hale, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Simon Baker and movement by Lucy Hind.

Cast for the West End season is still to be announced. Current Old Vic cast are listed below.