The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play London’s Gielgud Theatre in for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020 (press night is 16 December).
So, that just happened! Despite some small disappointments in the nominations (nothing too much, just some things felt unnecessarily overlooked), I was rather looking forward to this year’s Oliviers.
Well, we’re truly into 2018 now and there’s plenty to see. From anarchic punk riot to classic mysteries, from Shakespeare to Dylan, and from troubled masculinity to a woman’s battle with depression. It’s such a terrific list; I can’t wait to see as many as I can.
My principal review from the Old Vic is here (http://tinyurl.com/y8u2na24) . But now it transfers (with glorious irony to the Noel Coward Theatre..it’s the least Cowardy of all plays ever). So I see it for the third time (the second, … Continue reading →
The hit Old Vic Theatre production transfers to the Noel Coward Theatre. But what have critics thought about it? Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge 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… Read More
Girl from the North Country may have scored a slew of five-star reviews during its Old Vic Theatre world premiere season, but on the West End stage, it’s a case of The Emperor’s New Clothes, with the overwritten new musical looking decidedly underproduced.
Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year.
Casting has been confirmed for the West End transfer of the acclaimed Bob Dylan musical Girl from the North Country, which opens at the Noel Coward Theatre from 29 December 2017 to 24 March 2018.
Due to phenomenal demand following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic, Bob Dylan’s and Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country will transfer to the West End for a strictly limited season. The premiere production finishes this Saturday 7 October at the Old Vic and will reopen at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre at the end of the …
I have managed a few memorable evenings over the past fortnight that I can recommend: Bob Dylan-inspired Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, page-to-stage adaptation The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Sherman Brothers-infused cabaret A Spoonful of Sherman.
Andrew Scott’s interpretation of the Prince of Denmark is stylish, relevant and completely contemporary.
The music they listen to, and that which seeps from them with aching melancholy, is by Bob Dylan – written decades after the Great Depression ended. Combined with Conor McPherson’s earthy, Celtic script of imagery-laden prose, Girl From the North Country is not a musical.
Casting is today announced for the premiere of Bob Dylan-Conor McPherson musical Girl from the North Country, which runs from 10 July to 7 October 2017, with a press night on 26 July 2017.