Seven-time Tony Award-nominated and Grammy-nominated Bob Dylan stage play Girl From The North Country will make its debut on Irish stages this June in Dublin.
Written and directed by acclaimed Dublin playwright and director Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer, I Went Down) and with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, Girl From The North Country is billed as "an uplifting and universal story about family and love which boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you've never heard them before".
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Set in 1934 in the heartland of America, the play focuses on a group of wayward people who cross paths in a time-weathered guesthouse.
"Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. But as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken truths about the present".
The Broadway hit embarks on its first UK tour following an opening five-week season at 3Olympia Theatre Dublin from 25 June and Belfast, Grand Opera House from February 14 to 18, 2023.
Full casting has been announced and includes Keisha Amponsa Banson (Mrs Neilsen), Colin Connor (Nick Laine), Frankie Hart (Ensemble), Joshua C Jackson (Joe Scott), Eli James (Reverend Marlowe), Justina Kehinde (Marianne), and Teddy Kempner (Mr Perry).
Girl From The North Country has received seven Tony Award nominations including, Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Performance by an Actress was also nominated in the Best Musical Theatre Album category at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Writer and director Conor McPherson said of the Dublin and UK tour cast "It’s a joy to be working with our supremely talented new cast. Each of them brings a terrific range of experience and energy to the show. it’s an absolute delight to embark on this new adventure together."
Bob Dylan said at the opening of the Broadway production: "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 a part of the experience. My songs couldn’t be in better hands."