Casting announced for Bob Dylan play at the Old Vic

A stellar cast is today announced for Girl from the North Country at The Old Vic, an electrifying new work from esteemed playwright Conor McPherson, which features  classic songs from Bob Dylan.

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…

Brought to life by a 20-piece company of actors and musicians, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into this new show full of hope, heartbreak and soul.

You can listen to the company of Girl from the North Country perform extracts from Bob Dylan’s iconic songbook by clicking on the following link:  http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2017/girl-from-the-north- country/.

The cast includes Ciaran Hinds (Hamlet, Barbican) who plays the owner Nick Laine, Shirley Henderson (Shining Souls) as Elizabeth Laine and Sam Reid as Gene Laine.

The cast also includes Ron Cook, Debbie Kurup, Arinzé Kene, Bronagh Gallagher, Jim Norton, Sheila Atim, Claudia Jolly, Kirsty Malpass, Tom Peters, Karl Queensborough, Michael Shaeffer, Jack Shalloo and Stanley Townsend.

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