Girl From The North Country

Girl From The North Country

Gielgud Theatre, London

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The Old Vic’s acclaimed production of Girl From The North Country returns to the West End for a limited season.

Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love.

Hailed by the Observer as The ‘NO.1 THEATRE SHOW OF THE YEAR’ audiences now have the chance once again to experience this “magnificent” (Standard), “astonishing” (Guardian) and “piercingly beautiful” (Independent) production brought vividly to life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.

Girl From The North Country will run from 10 December 2019 until 1 February 2020 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. 

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.

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…

Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls—and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other’s lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury and extraordinary beauty. 

Who’s in it?: Girl From The North Country Cast

Katie Brayben (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) will play Elizabeth Laine, Donald Sage Mackay (Modern Family, Mad Men, Fraiser) will play Nick Laine, Anna-Jane Casey (Billy Elliot, Stepping Out) will play Mrs Burke, with Rachel John (Hamilton, The Bodyguard) as Mrs Neilsen.

The cast is completed by Daniel Bailey, Colin Bates, Nicholle Cherrie, David Ganly, Simon Gordon, Steffan Harri, David Haydn, Sidney Kean, Finbar Lynch, Gloria Obianyo, Ferdy Roberts, Wendy Somerville, Gemma Sutton, Shaq Taylor and Alan Vicary.

Creative Team

Written and Directed by Conor McPherson with Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan.


★★★★★ The Times
★★★★★ Piercingly beautiful – The Independent
★★★★★ Conor McPherson weaves magic with Bob Dylan’s songs – The Observer
★★★★★ Dylan’s songs are Depression-era dynamite – The Guardian
★★★★ beguiling and soulful and quietly, exquisitely, heartbreaking – Evening Standard
★★★★ Simon Hale’s musical arrangements are glorious – The Stage
★★★★ Dylan fans have no choice but to grab tickets – Daily Mail

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Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6AR
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 38

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