Casting Announced for World Premiere of Conor McPherson’s Girl From the North Country | Playbill

London News Casting Announced for World Premiere of Conor McPherson’s Girl From the North Country The show features music and lyrics by Bob Dylan.
Jim Norton
Jim Norton

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Conor McPherson’s Girl from The North Country, which begins performances at London’s Old Vic Theatre July 10 prior to an official opening July 26. Featuring classic songs by Bob Dylan, it is set in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1934.

It portrays a community living on the edge who huddle together in the local guesthouse. 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. And, 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.

The cast comprises Sheila Atim, Ron Cook, Bronagh Gallagher, Shirley Henderson, Ciaran Hinds, Claudia Jolly, Arinzé Kene, Debbie Kurup, Kirsty Malpass, Jim Norton, Tom Peters, Karl Queensborough, Sam Reid, Michael Shaeffer, Jack Shalloo, and Stanley Townsend.

McPherson’s previous plays include The Weir (Olivier, Evening Standard, and Critics Circle Awards), Dublin Carol, Port Authority, Shining City (Tony Award nominee), The Seafarer (Tony, Olivier, and Evening Standard Award nominees), The Veil, and The Night Alive (New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play; Olivier, Evening Standard, and Lucille Lortel Award nominees).

The creative team includes designs by Rae Smith; orchestrations, arrangements, and musical supervision by Simon Hale; musical direction by Alan Berry; movement direction by Lucy Hind; sound by Simon Baker; and lighting by Mark Henderson.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7628 or visit


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