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GWB Entertainment, Damien Hewitt, Sydney Festival, State Theatre Company South Australia and Trafalgar Entertainment Group by arrangement with Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment present

Girl From The North Country

Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan | Written and directed by Conor McPherson

Season Finished
Her Majesty's Theatre

I don’t care how rough the road is, show me where it starts.

Since opening at the Old Vic Theatre in London, Girl From The North Country has taken the theatrical world by storm, selling out seasons in the West End, Toronto and on Broadway, and is now one of the most critically acclaimed new productions of the 21st Century. It stars one of the finest casts ever to be assembled – Australian stage and screen icon Lisa McCune, Peter Kowitz (Janet King, Heisenberg), James Smith (Euphoria, Hibernation), Elizabeth Hay (Hibernation), Terry Crawford (1984) and legendary Helpmann Award winner Peter Carroll.

Written and directed by Olivier Award winner Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer), this spiritually soaring show takes the legendary songs of Bob Dylan and reimagines them as the profoundly beautiful anthems of a plaintive America. Set in 1934 Minnesota, a group of wanderers cross paths at a guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realise 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 Times called it “an instant classic” and the New York Times praised it as “a ravishing and singular musical … with voices that light up the night with a divine grace.”

Experience this modern masterpiece during its strictly limited Australian premiere season. Fresh from its run at the Sydney Festival, the Adelaide season of Girl From The North Country at the newly restored Her Majesty’s Theatre will encourage your heart to “always be joyful” and your song to “always be sung”.

Audiences across the world have been transported by this beautiful “play with music” – and what phenomenal music it is. Add to that the beloved and supreme talents of Lisa McCune, a cast of 24 performers and Conor McPherson’s aching and haunting tale of redemption. We’re thrilled to be part of this epic new production. Mitchell

Run time: 2 hrs 30 mins (including interval)

Content: Contains some coarse language and sexual references. 

Age Guide: 14+


  • Writer & Director

    Conor McPherson
  • Set & Costume Designer

    Rae Smith
  • Orchestrator, Arranger & Musical Supervisor

    Simon Hale
  • Lighting Designer

    Mark Henderson
  • Sound Designer

    Simon Baker
  • Movement Director

    Lucy Hind
  • Musical Director

    Andrew Ross
  • Resident Director

    Corey McMahon
  • Cast

    Tony Black
    Peter Carroll
    Tony Cogin
    Laurence Coy
    Terence Crawford
    Helen Dallimore
    Grace Driscoll
    Blake Erickson
    Elizabeth Hay
    Peter Kowitz
    Lisa McCune
    Samantha Morley
    Christina O'Neill
    Grant Piro
    James Smith
    Greg Stone
    Chemon Theys
    Liam Wigney
    Elijah Williams
  • Band

    Andrew Ross
    Leah Zweck
    Cam (CJ Stranger) Henderson
    Mark Harris


Subscribe & Save: Save 50% on ticket prices by booking Girl From The North Country as part of a 2022 State Theatre Company South Australia Subscription (bundle 4 or more shows from our 2022 Season).


Single Tickets: Single tickets are now on sale via Ticketek!


Company Rush Tickets: $39 Rush Tickets will be available on all performances (except Opening Night, subject to availability) from 30 minutes before the show starts. Rush tickets can be purchased from the venue box office and and must be paid for via credit/debit card as the venues are now cashless.

Pay-What-You-Can: Pay-what-you-can tickets are available for people who hold a Healthcare Card and Pensioner Concession Card. Simply donate a minimum of $5 to attend any matinee or Wednesday evening performance. Pay-what-you-can tickets can be purchased at the venue box office from 30 minutes before the performance and must be paid for via credit/debit card as the venues are now cashless.


Please note, all ticketholders aged 16 and older visiting our 2022 venues will be required to show proof of COVID-19 double vaccinations (or have an official exemption). Please see the Audience Vaccination Policy for more information.

Access Performances

Audio Described Performances and Pre-Show Briefing
Saturday 2 April, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance) – Click here to book
Tuesday 5 April, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A) – Click here to book

Visit statetheatrecompany.com.au/access for more information on our Access Program.



Girl From The North Country is being held at Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, Adelaide SA 5000.

Entry to Her Majesty’s Theatre is along Grote Street. There is no drop off area adjacent Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Getting to the Venue

Parking: Her Majesty’s Theatre does not have a car park, however there are many parking options around the Grote Street precinct, including on Pitt St, Adelaide Central Markets and Wilson Parking on Franklin Street (23 Franklin St).

Public Transport: Her Majesty’s Theatre is easily accessible by public transport. Including many buses along the major arterial road, Grote Street, the tram (stop at Victoria Square) and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of Grote Street and Victoria Square.

For more information visit adelaidemetro.com.au

Cycling: the best routes for reaching Her Majesty’s Theatre by bicycle are cycle paths along all major arterial roads, including Grote Street upon which Her Majesty’s is located. City of Adelaide bicycle parking can be found across the street, in front of the Adelaide Central Markets, simply use the traffic-light pedestrian crossing to come on in and enjoy the show!


Post Show Q&As

We hold Q&As with our artists and creative teams so that you can ask questions about the production.

Matinee Club

Join us after the matinee performance on Wednesday 30 March for a blockbuster Matinee Club, hosted by Mix102.3‘s Ali Clarke. To book, please click here.

COVID Safe & Venue Information

State Theatre Company South Australia is following advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and SA Health regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to do so as the situation changes in South Australia and around the country. Please visit our Terms & Conditions of Sale page for COVID safe venue information.

Should conditions change, will provide updates via our website, social media, and/or direct communication with ticket buyers.

Before you attend an event, please read the pre-show email sent to ticket buyers to keep up-to-date with the latest guidelines. If you did not purchase your tickets, please ask the person who did to send you your pre-show email.