Girl From the North Country
Musical

Old Vic

Girl From the North Country

12 Jul 2017 - 07 Oct 2017

£33.00 - £75.00

Pro reviewers rating
15 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
  • Cast and creatives
  • Venue details
Duluth, Minnesota in the midst of the Great Depression.

A family adrift, their future on a knife edge. Lost and lonely people drifting through the rooms of their guesthouse. But Nick Laine thinks he’s seen a way out…

World Premiere

Old Vic [Off West End]

“McPherson, who also directs, has created something subtle... Exceptional – quick and surprising – from the opening moment.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“The idea is inspired and the treatment piercingly beautiful... Rather than move the show forward the songs open it up.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Because the songs are so good, it is easy to overlook the economy and skill with which McPherson evokes the mood.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Beguiling and soulful and quietly, exquisitely, heartbreaking. This is, in short, a very special piece of theatre.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“This is not, just to set the record straight, Bob Dylan the Musical. You don’t need to know his songs to fall for this play.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Henderson – deliciously batty... Atim – extraordinary... Shaloo... reveals an incredible set of lungs... Sung often stunningly.”

West End Whingers

“A superbly performed merging of Bob Dylan songs with a story of Depression-era America that transcends a flimsy narrative.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Quaint... works beautifully. Everyone brings something new to the songs, especially the extraordinary Henderson... I loved it.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“The singing is beautiful, especially from Henderson... Timeless and elegant – a stark evocation of the American firmament.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Easy on the ears... a few lovely moments... You soak up the vibes and look for value in Dylan’s music away from the man himself.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Moody and heartfelt as an old movie, a tale harsh as Miller or Tennessee Williams, storytelling resonant and drawing deep.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“I have to confess to being a mite underwhelmed by this valiant and undeniably accomplished effort... Intermittent brilliance.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Tends towards unshowy physicality but slightly over-projected vocal delivery... It feels stagey and a little distant.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“Very weird... The wonderful Shirley Henderson at her most unhinged... Many lines to savour.”

Bella Todd (Arts Desk, Time Out)

“The songs – smartly chosen and sung with force and feeling by an incredible cast – are the best thing about a very peculiar show”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

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