Full Casting for Girl from the North Country Revealed

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of Girl from the North Country. The show begins playing at London’s Old Vic Theatre on 10th July with an official opening on 26th July.

Bob Dylan's songs will be featured in upcoming musical Girl from the North Country
Upcoming musical Girl from the North Country will feature Bob Dylan’s songs. Photo courtesy of TheGuardian.com.

Featuring Bob Dylan’s classic songs, the story is about a community in Duluth, Minnesota who are living on the edge who huddle together in the local guesthouse.

The entire cast includes Sheila Atim (Marianne Laine), Ron Cook (Doctor Walker), Bronagh Gallagher (Mrs. Burke), Shirley Henderson (Elizabeth Laine), Ciaran Hinds (Nick Laine), Claudia Jolly (Katherine Draper), Arinzé Kene (Joe Scott), Debbie Kurup (Mrs. Neilsen), Jim Norton (Mr. Perry), and Sam Reid (Gene Laine). Additionally, Michael Shaeffer will play as Reverend Marlowe, Jack Shalloo as Elias Burke, and Stanley Townsend as Mr Burke. Meanwhile, Kirsty Malpass, Tom Peters, and Karl Queensborough will join as part of the ensemble.

Atim has performed on The National Theatre’s Les Blancs as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s VolponeLove’s Sacrifice, and The Jew of Malta. She has also appeared on the TV show I Live with Models.

Cook has been active in the theatre, film, and television since the ’70s. On stage, he appeared in the original 1988 production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play Our Country’s Good. Cook also received a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award – Best Supporting Actor in 2000 for his role in Juno and the Paycock at the Donmar Warehouse.

Irish singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher had landed her first acting gig in the 1989 television movie, Dear Sarah. Her big break arrived when she starred as Bernie in The Commitments in 1991. She then appeared in well-known movies Pulp Fiction and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

The Team Behind Girl from the North Country

The man behind the musical Girl from the North Country, Conor McPherson, is also responsible for critically acclaimed plays including The WeirDublin CarolPort AuthorityShining CityThe SeafarerThe Veil, and The Night Alive.

Meanwhile, the creative team comprises Rae Smith for designs; Simon Hale for orchestrations, arrangements, and musical supervision; Alan Berry for musical direction; Lucy Hind for movement direction; Simon Baker for sound; and Mark Henderson for lighting.