Girl From The North Country
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Girl From The North Country
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Girl From The North Country London Reviews and Tickets

65%
(9 Ratings)
Positive
56%
Mixed
11%
Negative
33%
Members say
Great singing, Great acting, Confusing, Great staging, Disappointing

About the Show

Conor McPherson’s Bob Dylan musical tells a story of family and love from America's heartland.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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58 Reviews | 7 Followers
93
Great acting, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a unique play/jukebox-musical. Is it a play with music or a musical??

Don't see it if You hate musicals.

60 Reviews | 3 Followers
81
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like dylan

Don't see it if you don't like dylan

135 Reviews | 11 Followers
53
Overrated, Confusing

See it if you love Bob Dylan.

Don't see it if you find it confusing to have someone really young play an elderly person with dementia. You want to hear all the words.

60 Reviews | 5 Followers
38
Great acting, Great singing, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You like the music of Bob Dylan!

Don't see it if You dont like slow musicals. For me the plot was confusing, show was very slow paced and quite depressing. But singing and acting was great!

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
45
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You enjoy Bob Dylan music

Don't see it if You want a joyful show and a good time

Also This show was good from a cast performance, costume and staging point of view. However aside from that the story left me a little lost and confused. Likewise what beats of comedy there were, were driven by a character with failing health and mental illness. I will say that I am perhaps not in the target audience as I don't enjoy Bob Dylan music. But this is a show best suited, in my mind for an older audience who appreciate a slower show.

33 Reviews | 5 Followers
37
Disappointing, Confusing, Dated, Slow

See it if you really enjoy Bob Dylan music - it was worked into the show beautifully.

Don't see it if you prefer a faster-paced show. The staging was all very dull and dated and I struggled to stay interested.

15 Reviews | 0 Followers
71
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like Bob Dylan music

Don't see it if You don't like Bob Dylan music

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like clever use of shadows and staging and exquisite singing.

Don't see it if You are expecting to laugh from beginning to end.

Critic Reviews (6)

The Times (UK)
December 17th, 2019

If you’re a Bob Dylan fan, there is plenty to enjoy in this West End transfer. Beware of the structural flaws, though. The cast is so large that we only catch glimpses of their inner lives … we’re left wanting to know more.
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Time Out London
December 17th, 2019

McPherson’s book is a haunting slice of Depression-era Americana that draws not only on Dylan’s songbook but finds inspiration in the sad, vivid pages of authors like John Steinbeck.
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The Arts Desk
December 23rd, 2019

The jukebox musical is a challenge...yet here McPherson gives it a potent force by starkly delineating the kind of socio-economic conditions that produce blues and folk at their rawest.
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WhatsOnStage
December 17th, 2019

The overall soundscape is so beautiful...Perhaps the largest flaw is that despite a strong ensemble cast it's difficult to fully connect with any one story.
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The Stage (UK)
February 1st, 2020

The narrative is patchy, the script has a tendency to run to cliché...But, like Dylan’s own artistic output, it transcends. It succeeds in being emotionally true and compelling.
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 18th, 2019

Jesse Green of The New York Times calls this Critic's Pick "blazingly theatrical and thrillingly tense." Time Out cheers, “FOUR STARS! It's ingenious, poetic and unsettling." And The Hollywood Reporter raves, “PASS OVER is a powerfully imaginative drama that will shake up audiences, instantly tagging the playwright as a significant new voice.”
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