The Old Vic theatre has today confirmed casting for the world premiere production of Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country which opens for previews on the 10th July.
Featuring music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country is set to star Sheila Atim as Marianne Laine, Ron Cook as Doctor Walker, Bronagh Gallagher as Mrs Burke, Shirley Henderson as Elizabeth Laine, Ciaran Hinds as Nick Laine, Claudia Jolly, Arinzé Kene, Debbie Kurup, Kirsty Malpass, Tom Peters, Karl Queensborough, Sam Reid, Michael Shaeffer, Jack Shalloo and Stanley Townsend.
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…
Girl from the North Country is brought to life by the cast of twenty actors and musicians and weaves the songbook of Bob Dylan into this new show full of hope, heartbreak and soul.
As well as being written and directed by Conor McPherson, the creative team also includes designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Mark Henderson.
Girl from the North Country will play at the Old Vic Theatre from the 10th July until the 7th October. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.