Girl From The North Country Reviews
John Tracey from Ottawa, Ontario
I was lucky enough to see this production with the Original cast at the Old Vic Theatre in London in October of 2017. From the moment the curtain went up the atmosphere in the theatre was ELECTRIC. The combination of a depressing drama intermixed with Dylan songs works and works on so many levels. I didn't want it to end. A brilliant cast of actors including Shirley Henderson (who gave the performance of her life), Sheila Atim (who's voice was a total surprise for me), Ron Cook (who can portray any character) and Ciarán Hinds (who I would pay to see him read the phone book) made this musical one of the best things I have seen in my 30 years of going to the theatre. I cannot stress just how good this production is. And if Hamilton had not come along (which is brilliant as well, but in a completely different genre) then I'm sure the theatre world would be screaming the praises of TGFTNC for the world to hear. See it: you will NOT be disappointed.
Terry Harris from Lichfield uk
My affection for the people in 1930s dust bowl America was highlighted by this remarkable play/musical. Bob Dylan's music is used in a way to transport you to the world McPherson is portraying. What a cast of actors and musicians alike, I came out of the theatre with a light heart and bittersweet future memories. Go see it especially if uplifting is what you are after.
Ben from Toronto, Ontario
CHANGED MY LIFE ( IN A GOOD WAY)
I saw this masterpiece 4 times- I HAD TO. And, trust me, you will want to as well... the dancing, singing and incredible script and actors. Best play ever. I would take both female and males over the age of 12 to see this show. A 10 year old I know didn’t enjoy the experience because of swearing, a gunshot and the kind of confusing (but not too confusing) plot. In all the seats in the theatre, I could still see the play fairly clearly. And I had really cheap tickets! I bought some beautiful merchandise.
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Dylanesque NOSTALGIC dynamo
A spellbinding journey into the hopes and fears of a community in Depression era Duluth, Minnesota, Conor McPherson's expertly crafted show (a play with songs, not a musical) weaves Bob Dylan's back catalogue with heartbreaking stories in a way that I feRead full review
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