Dylan’s Girl from the North Country hits Town (again)

This December sees the return of the hit musical ‘Girl from the North Country‘ to the London stage. Based on the music of Bob Dylan it has a plot which it is safe to say separates it from all those jukebox musicals. The setting is a guesthouse in the heartland of America in 1934 and the interweaving stories of those who live and stay there are played out through re-imaginings of predominantly Bob Dylan’s less well known songs.

After an initial successful run at the Old Vic, and then a transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre, the award winning drama has had stagings in New York and Toronto. It returns to the London stage with a new cast – hitting the boards at The Gielgud Theatre on December 10th for a limited run of just eight weeks. Tickets are selling fast….what could be more perfect for the Festive Season than lives of struggle in Depression Era America set to the music of Dylan?

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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