This Land: The Story of Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie is the original folk hero. It was Guthrie who, in the Thirties and Forties, transformed the folk ballad into social protest and observation. Through his work, he paved the way for Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and a host of other songwriters who have been moved to tell their stories and challenge society with power and passion.
Told in his own words, our theatre production ‘This Land – The Story of Woody Guthrie‘ returns to tell the story of his life.
“Interplay deserve the highest praise for so effectively chronicling the life of a folk hero, capturing every moment of tenderness, tragedy and humour through nothing more than great acting, singing and musicianship.” -Yorkshire Post Review of This Land: The Story of Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie’s story is a rollercoaster of highs and lows, from the heartbreaking death of his mother in a fire and the tragedies of illness and alcoholism to the rousing gigs at rallies and transit camps.