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Friday, August 5, 2022

SHOWBIZ: Girl From The North Country


Multi award-winning hig musical Girl from the North Country opens at the Comedy Theatre on Friday, April 29 for a limited season.
Written by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country tells of American life in 1934 Minnesota.
It centres on a community living on a knife-edge in the local guesthouse, and stars multi Gold Logie winner, Lisa McCune (King And I, South Pacific), Zahra Newman (The Book of Mormon, Wake In Fright), Terence Crawford (Escape from Pretoria, 1984), Helen Dallimore (Wicked [London], Legally Blond) Helpmann Award winners, Peter Carroll and Christina O’Neill, 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) and James Smith (Jasper Jones, Euphoria).
Chemon Theys, Samantha Morley, Tony Black, Liam Wigney, Tony Cogin and Laurence Coy feature in the ensemble, with a band featuring Mark Harris, Tracy Lynch and Cameron Henderson performing live on stage under Musical Director Andrew Ross.
With 20 of Dylan’s songs including Hurricane, I Want You, Slow Train Coming, Lay Lady Lay and Like A Rolling Stone reimagined and woven through the story, Girl From the North Country is promoted as “a modern masterpiece”.
Performance Dates: Opens Friday, April 29
Venue: Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: northcountry.com.au

  • Cheryl Threadgold