Faves founder Terri Paddock has been raving about Conor McPherson's new musical GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, inspired by Bob Dylan songs, and judging by this video of Sheila
Atim's performance in the show at the Old Vic Theatre, we can understand why! Have a watch...
In Girl From the North Country, Nick (Ciaran Hinds) is the owner of a boarding house who owes more money than he can ever repay and his wife Elizabeth (Shirley Henderson) is succumbing to dementia. Sheila Atim plays Marianne, their adopted daughter, who is carrying a child no one will account for. When a preacher selling Bibles (Michael Shaeffer) and a boxer looking for a comeback (Arinze Kene) show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return.
Here Sheila sings "Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anyone Seen My Love)", originally released on Bob Dylan's 1985 album Empire Burlesque.
Sheila is also joined in Girl From the North Country's 20-piece company of actors and musicians