Casting has been confirmed for the West End transfer of the acclaimed Bob Dylan musical Girl from the North Country, which opens at the Noel Coward Theatre from 29 December 2017 to 24 March 2018.
Written and directed by Conor McPherson, Girl from the North Country will transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre following a successful run at the Old Vic Theatre earlier this year.
Several original cast members will reprise their performances in the West End, with a few new faces. At the Noel Coward, the production will feature: Sheila Atim (Marianne Laine – picture), Hannah Azuonye, Mary Doherty, Bronagh Gallagher (Mrs Burke), David Ganly (Mr Burke), Shirley Henderson (Elizabeth Laine), Ciaran Hinds (Nick Laine), Adam James (Dr Walker), Claudia Jolly (Katherine Draper), Karl Johnson (Mr Perry), Arinzé Kene (Joe Scott), Emmanuel Kojo, Debbie Kurup (Mrs Neilsen), Tim McMullan (Reverend Walker), Sam Reid (Gene Laine) and Jack Shalloo (Elias Burke).
Further casting is to be announced soon.
Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge 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…
Featuring the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country is a show filled with hope, heartbreak and soul.
As well as being written directed by Conor McPherson, the creative team for the production also includes designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Simon Baker.