What Do Critics Think of the Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of the Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country?
The world premiere opened at London's Old Vic July 26.
Cast Manuel Harlan

The world premiere of Girl From the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson and featuring songs by Bob Dylan, officially opened at the Old Vic July 26.

Set in Duluth, Minnesota in the midst of the Great Depression, the musical portrays a community living on the edge who huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner Nick owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind, and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no one will account for. When a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return.

The production will run through October 7.

Read reviews for the world premiere below.

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)

Independent (Paul Taylor)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

Variety (Matt Trueman)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

The cast comprises of Tony winner Jim Norton, Sheila Atim, Ron Cook, Bronagh Gallagher, Shirley Henderson, Ciaran Hinds, Claudia Jolly, Arinzé Kene, Debbie Kurup, Kirsty Malpass, Tom Peters, Karl Queensborough, Sam Reid, Michael Shaeffer, Jack Shalloo, and Stanley Townsend.

To book tickets, contact the box office at 0844 871 7628 or visit OldVicTheatre.com.

Flip through production photos below:


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