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Conor McPherson’s Girl From The North Country Transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre

Friday, 6th Oct 2017  

Girl From the North Country

This summer audiences have been able to enjoy the latest play from acclaimed writer Conor McPherson as Girl From the North Country draws in the crowds at the Old Vic Theatre. Originally revealed last year, the show also boasts McPherson as its director and has managed to win over both audiences and critics.

But come December it won’t just be those venturing south of the river that will get a chance to experience Girl From The North Country as it has now been revealed that the show will be transferring to the West End, with a run at the Noël Coward Theatre beginning before the end of the year.

The show takes audiences to the Lake Superior of Minnesota, specifically the town of Duluth, where we meet a range of lonely people and families facing problems at a guest house during the Great Depression of the 1930s. A revolving door of people show up at the guest house and it might be up to one person to help them find a way out.

The show is also known for featuring the music of Bob Dylan and the combination of colourful characters and music from an icon has made this into something truly unique.

But then audiences have come to expect great work from McPherson, who has won numerous awards and been nominated for countless more during an impressive career. Perhaps best known for the play The Weir, which won a Laurence Olivier Award amongst its myriad honours, his work also includes The Lime Tree Bower, The Good Thief, The Night Alive and The Seafarer, amongst others. He has also delved into big screen work as well, with films like Saltwater, Endgame and The Actors, to name but a few.

And now his latest work heads to the Noël Coward Theatre, which is currently the home of James Graham’s political satire Labour of Love with Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig. The venue regularly attracts big names and the arrival of McPherson’s latest ensures this trend continues.

Girl From The North Country runs at the Noel Coward Theatre from Thursday 11th January 2018 (previews from Friday 29th December 2017) to Saturday 31st March 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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