Girl from the North Country - [SIGNED COPY]
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: NHB184842655aPublication Date:
13 Jul 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Old Vic Theatre, London, 2017

Girl from the North Country - [SIGNED COPY]

By Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan

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Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge. Lost and lonely people 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.

So, when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback turn up in the middle of the night, things spiral beyond the point of no return…

In Girl from the North Country, Conor McPherson beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into a show full of hope, heartbreak and soul. It premiered at The Old Vic, London, in July 2017, in a production directed by Conor McPherson.

Blog Post: Conor McPherson on how Girl from the North Country came about: ‘Maybe five years ago I was asked if I might consider writing a play to feature Bob Dylan’s songs. I initially didn’t feel this was something I could do and I had cast it out of my mind when, one day, walking along, I saw a vision of a guesthouse in Minnesota in the 1930s.’ Read more >>

Press Quotes

'Bob Dylan’s back catalogue is used to glorious effect in Conor McPherson’s astonishing cross-section of hope and stoic suffering... it is the constant dialogue between the drama and the songs that makes this show exceptional'

Guardian

'Beguiling and soulful and quietly, exquisitely, heartbreaking. A very special piece of theatre'

Evening Standard

'Extracts a certain Steinbeckian strand from Dylan’s oeuvre… marrys the myths of Dylan and the Depression into something timeless and elegant – a stark evocation of the American fundament'

Time Out

'Moody and heartfelt as an old movie, a tale harsh as Miller or Tennessee Williams, storytelling resonant and drawing deep... Dylan and McPherson are both poets. Here they meld, mesh, converse. It’s a privilege to watch'

TheatreCat

'A populous, otherworldly play that combines the hard grit of the great Depression with something numinous and mysterious'

Telegraph

'There are many lines to savour from Conor McPherson, the master of grim realism and ghostly unease'

The Arts Desk

'Elegiac and deeply moving… this intricately plotted tale is carefully and intelligently woven'

British Theatre Guide
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: NHB184842655aPublication Date:
13 Jul 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Conor McPherson:

Dublin Carol
The Good Thief
This Lime Tree Bower
Conor McPherson Plays: Two
Conor McPherson Plays: Three
Port Authority
The Seafarer
St Nicholas
The Dance of Death
The Weir
Conor McPherson Plays: One
The Nest
Girl from the North Country
The Night Alive
The Veil
Shining City
Come On Over
The Birds (stage version)
Rum and Vodka

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Also by Bob Dylan:

Girl from the North Country

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