Girl from the North Country continues Australian tour with Canberra and Brisbane seasons

AAR-Girl-from-the-North-Country-photo-by-Daniel-BoudHit musical, Girl from the North Country, written by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is one of the most critically acclaimed, multi award-winning productions of the 21st century.

Set in 1930s Minnesota, it has taken the theatrical world by storm, selling out seasons in the West End, Toronto and Broadway since opening at The Old Vic in London. After thrilling audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, it now returns to Australia after a triumphant New Zealand tour, giving Canberra and Brisbane audiences the opportunity to fall in love with it too.

With twenty of Dylan’s songs including Hurricane, I Want You, Slow Train Coming, Forever Young and Like A Rolling Stone, beautifully reimagined and woven through the story, Girl from the North Country is a modern masterpiece.

A story of American life in 1934, it centres on a community living on a knife-edge in the local guesthouse, and stars multi Gold Logie winner, Lisa McCune (The King And I, South Pacific), Terence Crawford (Escape from Pretoria, 1984), Helen Dallimore (Wicked [London], Legally Blonde) Helpmann Award winners, Peter Carroll and Christina O’Neill.

Girl from the North Country also stars dual AFI winner Peter Kowitz, Elijah Williams (Triple X, Black Jesus), Greg Stone (Glengarry Glen Ross, Stuff Happens), Grant Piro (host of ABC TV’s Couch Potato, Hello, Dolly!), Blake Erickson (The Dismissal, Shrek, Mamma Mia!), Elizabeth Hay (Emil and the Detectives, Hibernation), James Smith (Jasper Jones, Euphoria) and Chemon Theys (Faust, Deadly Women).

Samantha Morley, Grace Driscoll, Tony Black, Liam Wigney, Tony Cogin and Laurence Coy feature in the impressive ensemble, with a band featuring Mark Harris and Cameron Henderson performing live on stage under Musical Director Andrew Ross.

“It is an honour to tour this production I’m so proud of around Australia,” said Irish writer and director Conor McPherson. “Our journey from the West End in London and onto Broadway has been monumental, and we have managed to find an incredible Australian cast who bring this magical production to life night.”

Girl from the North Country plays the Canberra Theatre Centre from 25 August; before heading to Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre – QPAC from 8 September 2022. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Lisa McCune as Elizabeth Laine in Girl from the North Country – photo by Daniel Boud