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Girl From The North Country

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Closed February 1, 2020

beautiful, bittersweet hymn to tenacity

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Back for 2019

By popular demand, Connor McPherson's stunning collaboration with Bob Dylan returns to London this year, adding some warmth to winter. A tribute to his career and legacy in the most perfectly Dylan way possible, Girl From The North Country takes us on an anachronistic trip back in time to Depression-era Duluth, Minnesota where a cast of characters from the man's mind and songs are waiting to take us on an extraordinary journey into the ordinary.

Songs from every age of Dylan are precisely woven around the story of a boarding house owner on the edge of ruin and the citizens of the town who flock to it. Some are there for the long haul, some are there fleetingly, but within each lies equal measures of tragedy, hope and humanity.

Bereft of glossy sets and glitzy choreography, this 'play with songs' is a far cry from the usual jukebox musicals found in the West End and is all the better for it, receiving an incredible five Olivier Nominations. Fans of Dylan will enjoy the atmosphere and loving way his songs are evoked and revered.

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Opening night: 10 December 2019

Cast and Creative


Colin Bates as Gene Laine
Karie Brayben as Elizabeth Laine
Anna Jane Casey as Mrs Burke
David Ganly as Mr Burke
Steffan Harii as Elias Burke
Rachel John as Mrs Neilson
Sidney Kean as Mr Perry
Finbar Lynch as Reverend Marlowe
Donald Sage Mackay as Nick Laine
Gloria Obianyo as Marianne
Ferdy Roberts as Dr Walker
Gemma Sutton as Katherine Draper
Shaq Taylor as Joe Scott

Daniel Bailey, Nicholle Cherrie, Simon Gordon, David Haydn, Wendy Somerville, Alan Vicary


Written by Connor McPherson
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan


Olivier Awards, 2018 - Nominations

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Sheila Atim
Outstanding Acheivement in Music - Bob Dylan
Best Actor in a Musical - Ciaran Hinds
Best Actress in a Musical -Shirely Henderson
Best New Musical

2018 What's On Stage Award Nominations

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Best Original Cast Recording

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