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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.


ACT 1: 60 minutes

INTERVAL: 20 minutes

ACT 2: 70 minutes

Total: 2h 30 minutes



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.

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.

How Does It Work

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

When Can I Go

Mon - Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Where Do I Go

The Old Vic, The Cut London, SE1 8NB

The Old Vic, London

Latest customer reviews

  • 23 September 2017

    As a 'stand alone' show this was excellent but for a Bob Dylan fan it was a dream! Superbly acted and sung by an incredibly talented cast. A show that everyone should try to see.

    Liz Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • girl from the north country

    22 September 2017

    .. great period story, great cast, great songs ... wonderful evening's entertainment

    clive shaw Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant!

    21 September 2017

    Wonderful performances all round, and the re-working of Dylan's material to accompany the story of the dreadful depression era in the USA was just perfect. Best theatre I've seen in ages.

    AnnieD Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 21 September 2017

    It far exceeded my already high expectations. The cast's acting and singing were first class and their manifest enthusiasm made for an exhilarating and absorbing spectacle. The basic idea was so tantalising, especially for a Dylan fan like myself (since the 60s), and it was great to see and hear the Dylan material used so imaginatively and respectfully. I was hooked from start to finish and was buzzing by the end. Thank you, Mr McPherson, for such creativity and realisation.

    R M Carson 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