Wednesday, October 4

Conor McPherson's Girl From the North Country featuring the music of Bob Dylan to transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre

Conor McPherson's Girl From the North Country, which features the music of Bob Dylan, has announced a West End transfer.

Written and directed by McPherson, the production premiered at the Old Vic in July and continues to run there until 7th October when it moves to the Noël Coward Theatre from 11th January to 31st March with previews from 29th  December 2017.

It is set Dylan's home town of Duluth, Minnesota in the midst of the Great Depression and is named after a track Dylan wrote in 1963 called Girl From The North Country.

It is set in a guest house, focusing on the family who run it.  They are a  family adrift, their future on a knife edge. Lost and lonely people drifting through rooms of their guesthouse. But Nick Laine thinks he’s seen a way out…

It includes songs spanning the five decades of Dylan’s career — featuring classics  Like A Rolling Stone, Forever Young, Make You Feel My Love and Time Out Of Mind, as well as tunes that people probably don’t have in their Dylan collections. ‘There’ll be known songs, and unknown songs. But they’re all great songs.’ The show’s instruments and arrangements will have a Thirties feel. The on-stage band will use steel guitars, harmoniums, mandolins and harmonicas.

The original cast included Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Ron Cook, Debbie Kurup, Sheila Atim and Arinzé Kene – confirmation of casting for the West End transfer is yet to be announced.

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