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Girl from the North Country

The Old Vic is proud to present the World Premiere of Girl From the North Country, an electrifying new work from esteemed playwright Conor McPherson along with classic songs from Bob Dylan.

Duluth, Minnesota in the midst of the Great Depression.

A family adrift, their future on a knife edge. Lost and lonely people drifting through rooms of their guesthouse. But Nick Laine thinks he’s seen a way out…

For more info and Frequently Asked Questions on the show, read our article here.

Cancellation Policy

No exchange or refund after purchase.

Good To Know

Contains some moderate use of strong language and adult themes.

Latecomers: 7 minutes and 25 minutes

No re-admittance otherwise.

Travelling via Waterloo?
From Sat 5 – Mon 28 Aug fewer South West Trains will run in and out of London Waterloo station and several platforms are closed for major upgrade works. There will also be no Southeastern services at London Waterloo East Station from Sat 26 Aug – Sat 2 Sep. Please leave plenty of time to get to The Old Vic and visit the Network Rail website for more information.


So is it a musical?

Girl from the North Country is a production with music. There are around 18 songs. Conor McPherson describes the show as ‘a conversation’ between the songs and the story. It’s not a compilation of Bob Dylan’s greatest hits or a classic West End blockbuster where the songs drive the plot.

For more info and Frequently Asked Questions on the show, read our article here.

When Can I Go

Mon - Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm


ACT 1: 60 minutes

INTERVAL: 20 minutes

ACT 2: 70 minutes

Total: 2h 30 minutes


Where Do I Go

The Old Vic, The Cut London, SE1 8NB

How Does It Work

Please bring along your printed voucher to the box office to collect tickets before the show.

The Old Vic, London

Latest customer reviews

  • superb singing of dylan songs in loosely structured play

    16 August 2017

    I enjoyed the evening particularly the magnificent singing. However ,as a fan of Conor McPherson s other plays,I found the structure and plot more of an excuse for the songs than a dialogue between them ,as hr claims in the programme. Too many characters and too little time to get to know or really care about them. Fantastic performan es all round parti cularly by Shirley Henderson

    Jenny Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Girl from the North Country

    16 August 2017

    Brilliant singing, acting, music, dance and setting but speech hard to hear in upper circle.

    Ramous Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Neil's choice

    15 August 2017

    Went reluctantly as Dylan not my first pick. But it was spectacular from start .Shirley Henderson was outstanding with a terrific voice and all the cast excellent. Will tell all to go . I could so easily have missed this gem , so glad I didn't !!

    Marjory Fenwick Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Outstanding

    15 August 2017

    This piece renewed my faith in theatre. What an amazing evening , the singing was extraordinary, set design like an Edward Hopper painting , musical adaptation of Dylan's lyrics with instruments of the time was profoundly moving . Half way through I knew I would go again . A richly deserved standing ovation to a multi talented cast , brilliant .

    Moondance Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • "An astonishing cross-section of hope and stoic suffering in Depression-era Minnesota"

    The Guardian

  • "Conor McPherson weaves the songs of Bob Dylan into an exquisitely heartbreaking piece of theatre"

    Evening Standard

  • "A superbly performed merging of Bob Dylan songs with a story of Depression-era America that transcends a flimsy narrative"

    The Stage