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Full Casting Announced for Girl From The North Country Dublin and UK Tour

Full casting is announced for the award-winning smash-hit production of Girl From The North Country, written and directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan. The production embarks on its first UK tour following an opening 5-week season at 3Olympia Theatre Dublin from 25 June 2022.

Justina Kehinde
Justina Kehinde

The full cast includes Keisha Amponsa Banson (Mrs Neilsen), Ross Carswell (Elias Burke), Colin Connor (Nick Laine), Frankie Hart (Ensemble), Joshua C Jackson (Joe Scott), Eli James (Reverend Marlowe), Justina Kehinde (Marianne), Teddy Kempner (Mr Perry), Graham Kent (Ensemble), Owen Lloyd (Ensemble), Nichola MacEvilly (Ensemble), Chris McHallem (Dr Walker), Frances McNamee (Elizabeth Laine), Gregor Milne (Gene Laine), Eve Norris (Katherine Draper), Daniel Reid-Walters (Ensemble), James Staddon (Mr Burke), Neil Stewart (Ensemble) and Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Burke).

The production will tour to Canterbury, Southampton, York, Glasgow, Salford Quays, Newcastle, Bath, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Plymouth, Milton Keynes, Woking, Bradford, Cardiff, Liverpool, Sheffield, Bristol, Birmingham, Belfast, Aberdeen, Norwich, Belfast, Leicester and Wimbledon.

The Broadway production of Girl From The North Country, currently playing at the Belasco Theatre, has received seven Tony Award nominations including, Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical – Conor McPherson, Best Orchestrations – Simon Hale, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Mare Winningham, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Jeannette Bayardelle and Best Sound Design of a Musical. The production was also nominated in the Best Musical Theatre Album category at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Girl From The North Country is an uplifting and universal story about family and love which boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before.

It’s 1934 in the heartland of America and we meet a group of wayward souls who cross paths in a time-weathered guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. But as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken truths about the present.

Writer and Director Conor McPherson said of the Dublin and UK Tour cast “It’s a joy to be working with our supremely talented new cast. Each of them brings a terrific range of experience and energy to the show. it’s an absolute delight to embark on this new adventure together.

Bob Dylan said at the opening of the Broadway production: “To be associated with Conor is one of the highlights of my professional life. It goes without saying the man is a genius for putting this thing together and I’m thrilled to be a part of the experience. My songs couldn’t be in better hands.

Girl From The North Country first opened at The Old Vic in July 2017 to huge critical acclaim and playing to sold-out audiences. It transferred to the Noël Coward Theatre in December 2017 and won the 2018 Olivier Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical as well as being nominated in the Best New Musical,
Outstanding Achievement in Music and Best Actor in a Musical categories. The production went on to have a sold-out run at the Public Theater, New York in 2018. Following a run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, in Autumn 2019, the production had a second run in the West End opening December 2019 at the Gielgud Theatre. The Broadway production is currently playing at the Belasco Theatre, the Australian and New Zealand production opened in Sydney in January 2022 and a North American tour of the show will commence in Minneapolis in Autumn 2023.

Tour Dates
Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre
25 June – 30 July 2022

Canterbury Marlowe
16 – 20 August 2022

Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
30 August – 3 September 2022

York Theatre Royal
6 – 10 September 2022

Glasgow Theatre Royal
13 – 17 September 2022

Salford, The Lowry
19 – 24 September 2022

Newcastle Theatre Royal
26 September – 1 October 2022

Bath Theatre Royal
4 – 8 October 2022

Nottingham Theatre Royal
11 – 15 October 2022

Edinburgh Playhouse
18 – 22 October 2022

Cheltenham Everyman
25 – 29 October 2022

Plymouth Theatre Royal
1 – 5 November 2022

Milton Keynes Theatre
15 – 19 November 2022

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
22 – 26 November 2022

Bradford Alhambra Theatre
29 November – 3 December 2022

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
5 – 10 December 2022

Liverpool Empire
10 – 14 January 2023

Sheffield Lyceum
17 – 21 January 2023

Bristol Hippodrome
30 January – 4 February 2023

Birmingham, The Alexandra
7 – 11 February 2023

Belfast, Grand Opera House
14 – 18 February 2023 (on sale soon)

Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre
21 – 25 February 2023

Norwich Theatre Royal
28 February – 4 March 2023

Leicester, Curve
7 – 11 March 2023

New Wimbledon Theatre
14 -18 March 2023

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