After sold out shows on Broadway and West End, Girl from the North Country made its Australian Premier at the Sydney Festival this year. The Olivier Award-winning musical features reimagined versions of legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s songs. Playing at the newly renovated Theatre Royal in Sydney, the show has now been extended by three weeks until March 19.
Girl from the North Country
Bob Dylan fans will be no stranger to the title, it’s one of the folk singer’s most loved tunes, first recorded back in 1963.
Written and directed by Conor McPherson, the musical centres around a group of wanderers who cross paths at a guesthouse in 1930’s America. The show features classics like Slow Train Coming, Lay Lady Lay and Hurricane as the story takes us through a glimpse of life in America during the Great Depression.
Australian cast includes Lisa McCune, Zahra Newman, Terence Crawford, Peter Carroll and Helen Dallimore.
Girl from the North Country Australian shows
After its Sydney run, the musical will move to Adelaide in March thanks to a collaboration between Adelaide company GWB Entertainment and Sydney Festival.
Experience this beautiful, uplifting story about community, hope and redemption this Summer. As Dylan himself puts it in a press statement, “May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.”
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the musical’s Australian website.