Girl from the north of the country for Edinburgh Playhouse

Girl from the north of the country, the musical written and directed by Conor McPherson using music and lyrics by Bob Dylan has announced the dates for October 2022 at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

The show, which features 19 songs by Bob Dylan, will perform at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday October 18 through Saturday October 22 (book here), with dates at the Glasgow Theater Royal from Tuesday September 13 through Saturday September 17 (book here) as part of the United Kingdom and the Irish stop on his international tour.

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Girl from the north of the country is described as “an uplifting and universal story about family and love that boldly reinvents legendary Bob Dylan songs like you’ve never heard them before”.

We are in 1934 in the heart of America in the grip of the Great Depression. A group of rebellious souls have crossed paths in an dated guesthouse. At a turning point in their life, they realize that nothing is what it seems.

But as they seek a future and hide from the past, they find themselves faced with unspoken truths about the present.

Olivier Award

Girl from the north of the country first opened at The Old Vic in London in July 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 Best New Musical, Outstanding Achievement in Music and Best Actor in a Musical Categories.

The UK and Irish leg of the tour will open in Dublin for a five-week season on June 25. The dates are reserved until January 2023.

Writer and director Conor McPherson said, “Working with Bob Dylan has been a unique privilege for me. We had an amazing trip that opened up on Broadway and the West End, but I feel especially excited and moved to finally bring this work to my hometown of Dublin and on tour across the UK.

Bob Dylan said: “Being associated with Conor is one of the highlights of my professional life. It goes without saying that the man is a genius to put this thing together and I am delighted to be a part of the experience. My songs couldn’t be in better hands.


Girl from the north of the country

Edinburgh theater, 18-22 Place Greenside, EH1 3AA
Tue 18 Oct – Sat 22 Oct 2022
Evenings: 7:30 p.m. Mats Wed & Sat: 2:30 p.m.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Glasgow Theater Royal, 282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA
Tue Sep 13 – Sat Sep 17 2022
Evenings: 7:30 p.m. Mats Wed & Sat: 2:30 p.m.
Tickets and details: Book here.

The script and the original recording of the distribution are available on Amazon.


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