Girl from the North Country celebrates West End opening with Adrian Lester, Lolita Chakrabarti and other guests

The Bob Dylan musical returns to London before opening on Broadway in March 2020

Lolita Chakrabarti and Adrian Lester
Lolita Chakrabarti and Adrian Lester
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Lolita Chakrabarti, Adrian Lester, Haydn Gwynne and Famke Janssen were among the guests joining the cast and creative team of Girl from the North Country, as it celebrated its West End opening last night.

Written and directed by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, the musical is playing at the Gielgud Theatre until 1 February, following a recent run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto. The production will also open on Broadway in March 2020 at The Belasco Theatre.

The full cast includes Daniel Bailey, Colin Bates, Katie Brayben, Anna-Jane Casey, Nicholle Cherrie, David Ganly, Simon Gordon, Steffan Harri, David Haydn, Rachel John, Sidney Kean, Finbar Lynch, Donald Sage Mackay, Gloria Obianyo, Ferdy Roberts, Wendy Somerville, Gemma Sutton, Shaq Taylor and Alan Vicary.

The show is written and directed McPherson, with scenic and costume design by Rae Smith, orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Simon Hale, additional arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Simon Baker, movement direction by Lucy Hind and casting by Jessica Ronane.

The musical originally opened at the Old Vic in July 2017, transferring to the Noël Coward Theatre in December and winning two Olivier Awards for Sheila Atim and Shirley Henderson's performances.