Featuring music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, award-winning Girl From The North Country arrives at The Lowry, Salford, September 20-24 as part of its first UK tour.
Written and directed by playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) this story about family and love reimagines the legendary Dylan songbook.
It’s 1934 in the heartland of America, and a group of wayward souls crosses paths in a time-weathered guest house. They find themselves facing unspoken truths about their present-day lives.
McPherson said: “Collaborating with Bob Dylan has been a unique privilege for me. We have had an amazing journey, opening on Broadway and then in the West End, but I feel particularly excited to finally bring this work to my home town of Dublin and around the UK.”
Dylan said: “To be associated with Conor is one of the highlights of my professional life. The man is a genius for putting this thing together and I’m thrilled to be a part of the experience. My songs couldn’t be in better hands.”
Girl From The North Country opened in London in 2017 to huge critical acclaim and won the 2018 Olivier Award for best actress in a musical and best supporting actress in a musical, as well as being nominated in the best new musical, outstanding achievement in music and best actor in a musical awards. It is currently running on Broadway, and an Australia/New Zealand production opened in Sydney earlier this year.
The show can also be seen at Bradford's Alhambra (November 29-December 3) and Liverpool Empire (January 10-14, 2023).