Girl from the North Country Musical
Theatre Royal Sydney from January 2022
Sydney to launch Australian premiere of multi award winning, critically acclaimed Girl from the North Country.
Featuring a stellar Australian cast including Lisa McCune, Zahra Newman, Terence Crawford, Peter Carroll, and Helen Dallimore at Theatre Royal Sydney from January 2022
Critically acclaimed musical Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson and with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is the first new international production to be announced for Australia since the NSW Government announced the return of live theatre to the state.
Since opening at The Old Vic in London, Girl From The North Country has taken the theatrical world by storm, selling out seasons in the West End, Toronto and Broadway, and is now one of the most critically acclaimed multi award-winning productions of the 21st Century.
A story of American life in 1934 Minnesota, it centres on a community living on a knife-edge in the local guesthouse: the owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth’s mind is slowly deteriorating and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no-one will account for. And, when a preacher selling bibles, and a boxer looking for a comeback turn up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return.
Featuring the songs of Bob Dylan reimagined like you’ve never heard them before, including Hurricane, I Want You, Slow Train Coming, Lay Lady Lay and Like A Rolling Stone, Girl From The Country stars stage and screen icon the multi Gold Logie winner, Lisa McCune (King And I, South Pacific), Zahra Newman (The Book of Mormon, Wentworth), Terence Crawford (Escape from Pretoria, 1984), Helen Dallimore (Wicked [London], Legally Blond) and Helpmann Award winner, the legendary Peter Carroll. Further cast to be announced soon.
“A ravishing production! Bob Dylan’s songs have never sounded so heartbreakingly
personal and universal. As close as mortals come to heaven on earth.”
Critics Pick, New York Times
“Nothing less than a Broadway revelation”
The Chicago Tribune
“Audacious, enlightening, beautiful, beguiling.”
“Incredible. A show that transports the soul”
The UK Times
“Conor McPherson weaves magic with Bob Dylan’s songs”
The UK Observer
A modern masterpiece, Girl From The North Country opens this January at the newly restored
Theatre Royal Sydney as part of 2022 Sydney Festival.
All performances will have conditions of entry adhering to the relevant NSW Government Public
Health Orders and health advice.