Why See Girl From The North Country?
By popular demand, Connor McPherson's stunning collaboration with Bob Dylan is finally heading out on a UK tour! 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.
Opening night: 18 October 2022
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Cast and Creative
Keisha Amponsa Banson as Mrs Neilsen
Ross Carswell as Elias Burke
Colin Connor as Nick Laine
Joshua C Jackson as Joe Scott
Eli James as Reverend Marlowe
Justina Kehinde as Marianne
Teddy Kempner as Mr Perry
Chris McHallem as Dr Walker
Frances McNamee as Elizabeth Laine
Gregor Milne as Gene Laine
Eve Norris as Katherine Draper
James Staddon as Mr Burke
Rebecca Thornill as Mrs Burke
Frankie Hart, Graham Kent, Owen Lloyd, Nichola MacEvilly, Daniel Reid-Walters and Neil Stewart
Written by Connor McPherson
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan
Tony Awards, 2022
Olivier Awards, 2018 - Nominations
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Sheila Atim
Outstanding Achievement in Music - Bob Dylan
Best Actor in a Musical - Ciaran Hinds
Best Actress in a Musical -Shirley Henderson
Best New Musical
2018 What's On Stage Award Nominations
Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Best Original Cast Recording
What you thought
3 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)
Stunning performance all round. Superb singers and staging. Well worth... more
If you enjoy a play with good actors (although too many characters and... more
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