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Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 12 Jul 2017
Booking from: 27 Jul 2017
Booking until: 07 Oct 2017
Duration: TBC
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY TICKETS
Thursday

27 Jul 2017

7:30PM
Friday

28 Jul 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

29 Jul 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Monday

31 Jul 2017

7:30PM
Tuesday

01 Aug 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

02 Aug 2017

7:30PM
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  • bryonyjameson 5"7 female 25 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Girl From The North Country, 11th July 2017
    I enjoyed this show. Wasn't quite sure what to expect. I knew a couple of Dylan songs going in but only about 3 of them in this show. The songs are incredibly well sung and the whole performance of each song is captivating and they do genuinely blow you away. However, the plot was a bit chaotic - too many characters to get your head around. Lots of subplots. I was discussing this with the lady next to me in the interval and we were looking for their stories to link up. Some did, but a lot of things were kind of just left hanging. Finally, Shirley Henderson's performance was outstanding. She is truly brilliant!
    Sat in Stalls K7
    Tonnes of legroom, probably the most generous legroom I've had recently. A very comfortable seat too. View-wise, I had a perfect gap between two people's heads to see the centre of the stage, however, as I'm not the tallest (I have long legs but a short torso) both of the heads blocked out any action on either side of the stage. Due to the nature of the show (featuring music) a lot of things happened on the right-hand side, while a chair which was regularly used was on the left. This seat would have a perfect view if you are quite tall/don't have tall people in front!
    K7 Stalls - Old Vic Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls K7
  • jaimecretten 5 "9 male 97 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Girl From The North Country, 18th July 2017
    Superb play, superb acting and the music was a joy. Tremendous performances throughout, and the new arrangements of Dylan's music were a treat. Unmissable.
    Sat in Stalls G15
    Central view of the stage and only a few rows back so perfect view of everything, and bargain preview priced too. Decent legroom and comfortable seat.
    G15 Stalls - Old Vic Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls G15
  • jaimecretten 5 "9 male 97 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Girl From The North Country, 18th July 2017
    Superb play, superb acting and the music was a joy. Tremendous performances throughout, and the new arrangements of Dylan's music were a treat. Unmissable.
    Sat in Stalls G14
    Central view of the stage and only a few rows back so perfect view of everything, and bargain preview priced too. Decent legroom and comfortable seat.
    G14 Stalls - Old Vic Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls G14
  • BColeman 5 11" male 42 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Girl From The North Country, 15th July 2017
    I enjoyed the show and it had some terrific actors in it.
    Quite central and a good view, albeit far back. I felt a lot more squashed than I normally do at the Old Vic due to quite a stocky gentleman next to me.
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    View from Lilian Baylis Circle F22
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY SEATING PLAN
The centre of the Stalls in the Old Vic generally give the very best views, however the price can often reflect this, with a distinct premium being paid for spacious comfortable seats with perfect views of the stage. Pillars towards the edges of Row Q can affect some seats and towards the back of this section, the Circle’s overhang can get in the way of sightlines.

The Dress Circle tends to generally have good views of the stage, however due to the horseshoe layout of the Old Vic’s seats in this section, ends of rows can be distinctly lower quality than the centre. The Dress Circle is similar in layout, however is distinctly higher up and can feel quite distant, while the side seats tend to be benches which can be quite uncomfortable.
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STORY
The world premiere of a new musical Girl From the North Country comes to the Old Vic in 2017, with previews from 12th July and performances running until to 7th October.

Girl From the North Country is the exciting new musical written by critically acclaimed playwright Conor McPherson and featuring a range of classic songs from the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

The tale is set in the town of Duluth, in the state of Minnesota during the despair of the Great Depression. Following a family as they try to cling on, their future in the balance, the lost and lonely drifters come and go through the door of their guesthouse. Nick Lane, however, thinks he may see some hope to escape this life.

This new show features part of the electrifying 2017 season at the Old Vic, which also features Daniel Radcliffe’s leading performance in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and the return of the Old Vic’s much loved production of Dr Seuss’s classic tale The Lorax.

Conor McPherson is one of the best known and acclaimed contemporary Irish playwrights and directors. He cemented his name in theatre history with his 1997 play The Weir, which was first performed at the Royal Court before transferring to the West End and eventually Broadway in 1999. The Weir soon became one of the most popular plays of the year, winning the 1999 Olivier Award for Best New Play, and subsequently being performed throughout the world.

McPherson’s work has continued to be hugely popular with his plays Port Authority (2001), Shining City (2004) and The Night Alive (2013) all becoming hugely popular.

His new work is based on the music of the legendary singer Bob Dylan. Dylan is one of the most popular musicians in the world, with a prolific career spanning over 50 years and with more than 100 million records sold. He has received countless awards including eleven Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award as well as being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, receiving the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The title of McPherson’s new work comes from the popular Dylan song Girl from the North Country which was recorded in New York in 1963 and featured as the second song on his second album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

Ciaran Hinds (Hamlet) stars as guesthouse owner Nick Laine, while Shirley Henderson (Shining Souls) takes the role of Elizabeth Laine with Sam Reid playing Gene Laine. The cast also includes Ron Cook, Debbie Kurup, Bronagh Gallagher, Arinzé Kene and Jim Norton.

With one of the greatest contemporary playwrights behind it and featuring the music of one of the most successful singers of all time, Girl From The North Country is set to be one of the most exciting and interesting new pieces of work to hit the London stage in 2017 and is certainly not to be missed. Previews are due to begin on 12th July 2017 with performances set for a limited run until 7th October 2017.
SUITABLE FOR
Girl From The North Country is highly recommended for anyone who is a fan of Dylan’s music. This is an exciting and intriguing opportunity to see a masterful dramatist transform the great singer’s work into a beautiful and moving new show.