Updated: Dec 9, 2021
Double Olivier award-winning West End and Broadway Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country is touring the UK next year, with dates including York Theatre Royal (September 5-10); The Lowry, Salford (Sept 19-24); Bradford Alhambra (Nov 29-Dec 3) and Sheffield Lyceum (Jan 17-21, 2023).
The tour follows an opening five-week season at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin from June 25, 2022.
The show “reimagines” Dylan's songs, fitting them into a story set in 1934 in the heartland of America where wayward souls cross paths in an old guest house. As they search for a future and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken truths about the present.
It’s written and directed by Irish playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer), who said: “Collaborating with Bob Dylan has been a unique privilege for me. We have had an amazing journey, opening on Broadway and in the West End, but I feel particularly excited to finally bring this work to my home town of Dublin and on a UK tour.”
Bob Dylan said: “To be associated with Conor is one of the highlights of my professional life. It goes without saying the man is a genius for putting this thing together, and I’m thrilled to be part of the experience. My songs couldn’t be in better hands.”
Girl From The North Country first opened at London’s Old Vic in July 2017, to huge critical acclaim. It transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre in December 2017 and won the 2018 Olivier awards 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 categories.
From a previous production: