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The Girl will transfer to West End

How does it feel?Due to exceptional demand, the show will transfer to West End’s Noël Coward Theatre, with preview from 29 December 2017, and press night 11 January 2018.

“Working with this stunning cast and the incredible music of Bob Dylan at The Old Vic has been an amazing pleasure and privilege. I’m delighted that audiences will continue to have the opportunity to enjoy our show as we move into the West End”, a thrilled Conor McPherson said.

The production’s transfer will play from Friday 29 December 2017 – Saturday 31 March 2018.

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The Girl gets rave reviews

The DVD cover for Girl from the North CountryIf you happen to be in London before October 7, Girl from the North Country is something you must not miss. First of all, because the despair and loneliness that permeate the whole story are wonderfully mirrored by the well-chosen melodies of Bob Dylan, heartbreakingly rendered by the cast. Second, because Ciarán and Jim Norton are in a play by Conor McPherson.

Although he is the only one not to sing, dignified in his stoic acceptance of his bleak propects, Ciarán’s Nick exhibits an outstanding presence, especially when he towers over Shirley Henderson’s unsettling frailty.

Neither a musical, nor a “juke-box” play, McPherson’s work is beautiful and clever, and don’t be ashamed, if, when the lights fade out, you feel tears running down your cheeks.

A full cast recording of the play will be released on 29 September.

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Ciarán on stage next Summer

Ciarán will be back in London next Summer for Conor McPherson’s new play Girl From the North Country.

Set during the Great Depression, in Duluth Minnesota, Girl From the North Country will have its world premiere at the Old Vic Theatre on July 26th. Directed by the author, the production will feature music and lyrics by Bob Dylan.

“I’m mixing songs together – it starts as one song and turns into another halfway through. And because the lyrics are real writing, real poetry, they have that ambiguity that almost anybody can say them and it means something. So you have got this tremendous freedom with the songs,” McPherson says of using Dylan lyrics in his work.

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Hamlet premiere: a bad signal-to-noise ratio

Wonderfully two-faced Ciaran HindsAlthough Mr. Cumberbatch may be “too much in the sun”, patient readers can dig out some interesting comments out of the buzz surrounding the first performances of Hamlet.

Fortunately, Sherlock’s fame do not completely outshine “a cast that includes the always moving and intelligent Ciarán Hinds as Hamlet’s murdering uncle Claudius…”

“… a bold production to those who know Shakespeare’s play well” (The Stage), worth seeing if you’re lucky enough to grab a ticket.

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Ciarán will shine again on Broadway next Winter

Ciarán will play Governor Thomas Danforth in Broadway Revival of Arthur Miller’s Witch-Hunt Drama The Crucible.

Rehearsals will begin in January 2016 with a first preview currently scheduled for February 29 at a venue yet to be announced. It will open April 7 and continue through July 17.

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Ciarán in Hamlet this Summer

From August 5 to October 31, Ciarán will play alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in William Shakespeare Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre, London.

As Claudius, Hamlet’s Machiavellian uncle, he finds a role where his talents for playing villains will most assuredly shine as bright as ever.

Unfortunately, due to Mr. Cumberbatch’s fans, the show is already sold out, but it will be broadcast live from the Barbican in London to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15 October 2015.

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The Night Alive: interview with Patrick Pacheco

Ciarán performs an except from The Night Alive



Thanks to Conor MCPherson bittersweet writing, one can’t help liking this menagerie of underachievers, even care about them.

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The night is much alive in New York

Ciaran Hinds in The Night AliveConor McPhersons wonderful new play.
SPELLBINDING AND GORGEOUS BY ONE OF THE TRUE POETS OF THEATER.

– Time Out New York

A captivating play!
JOLTING DRAMA WITH VISCERAL ENERGY.
The acting is FLAWLESS.

– The Hollywood Reporter

SUBLIMELY ACTED!
Dialogue that makes the story feel fully alive.

– NY Daily News

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Warming up for Juno



See how Ciarán gets into costume and character, and embarks on the nerve-racking nightly ritual of warming up, and transforming into Captain Jack Boyle at the National Theatre.

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