Girl From the North Country premiere at the Old Vic – casting revealed

Debbie Kurup

Debbie Kurup joins the line-up for Girl From the North Country at the Old Vic

Casting has been announced for The Old Vic’s world premiere of Girl From the North Country which is due to begin previews on 10 July ahead of a press night on 26 July.

Written and directed by multi award-winning playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, The Weir) and featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, the production will feature a 20-strong company of actors and musicians.

The accomplished cast includes Sheila Atim (Shakespeare Trilogy, Donmar Warehouse; Les Blancs, National Theatre); Ron Cook (The Recruiting Officer, Cloud Nine, Royal Court); Bronagh Gallagher (Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and War Horse, National Theatre); Shirley Henderson (Shining Souls, The Old Vic; The Tempest, National Theatre); Ciaran Hinds (Assassins, Donmar Warehouse; Closer at the National Theatre and on Broadway); recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Claudia Jolly; Arinzé Kene (One Night In Miami, Donmar Warehouse; Daddy Cool, Shaftesbury Theatre); Debbie Kurup (The Threepenny Opera, National Theatre; The Bodyguard, The Adelphi Theatre); Jim Norton (The Crucible and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Broadway); Sam Reid (‘Tis A Pity She’s A Whore, West Yorkshire Playhouse; One Night in November, Belgrade Theatre); Michael Shaeffer (All About My Mother, The Old Vic; Jesus Christ Superstar UK tour); Jack Shalloo (Groundhog Day, The Old Vic; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Theatre Royal Drury Lane); and Stanley Townsend (The Alice Trilogy and The Weir, Royal Court).

Ensemble members Kirsty Malpass (Groundhog Day, The Old Vic, The Sound of Music UK tour); Tom Peters (The Crucible and Dancing at Lughnasa, The Old Vic); and Karl Queensborough (Aladdin and Cinderella, Lyric Hammersmith) complete the cast.

The creative team for the production, which is due to run from the 10 July until 7 October, also includes designer Rae Smith, orchestrator, arrangements & musical supervisor Simon Hale, musical director Alan Berry, movement director Lucy Hind, and associate director Joe Murphy, with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Simon Baker.

Angela Thomas

Tickets for Girl From the North Country are available HERE.


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