Girl From the North Country

The acclaimed international musical featuring classic Bob Dylan songs comes to Wellington

Featuring the masterful music and lyrics of Bob Dylan comes the musical ‘Girl from the North Country’. Described as the number-one musical show of the year, the show opens at the Opera House on 21 July.

This musical theatre masterpiece features the music of Bob Dylan and is written and directed by celebrated Irish playwright Conor McPherson. A tale of heartache, endurance, secrets, and second chances, the story takes audiences to Minnesota in 1934, and into a community living in the midst of the Great Depression. Entering a rundown guesthouse we’re invited into the lives of those who reside there and arrive throughout the course of the play.

Woven into the production is more than 20 of Dylan’s songs. You’ll hear bold ensemble pieces right through to soul-stirring solo ballads, with tracks spanning the musician’s full catalogue. Familiar hits include Hurricane, Like a Rolling Stone, To Make You Feel My Love, Forever Young and so many more.

After sold-out seasons on the West End and Broadway, Girl From The North Country has taken the theatrical world by storm and is now one of the most critically acclaimed multi-award-winning productions of the 21st Century.

A formidable line-up of stars bring the songs to life, including Lisa McCune, Peter Kowitz, and Helpmann Award winners Helen Dallimore, Greg Stone, Christina O’Neill, and Peter Carroll.

The last word belongs to Bob Dylan himself, and that seeing the show made him cry: “I can’t even say why. When the curtain came down, I was stunned. I really was.

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