1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls-and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other's lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury and extraordinary beauty.
Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love. Hailed by the Observer as the 'NO.1 THEATRE SHOW OF THE YEAR' audiences now have the chance once again to experience this 'magnificent' (Standard), 'astonishing' (Guardian) and 'piercingly beautiful' (Independent) production brought vividly to life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.
This show is definitely about the music, and it should be seen for the performances alone
Smooth transitions and a deft cast give shape to Dylan’s poetic music
Dylan-infused show is a beautiful, bittersweet hymn to tenacity
A treat for Bob Dylan fans, but structurally flawed
Still a worthwhile watch for some of the performances, as well as Simon Hale's gloriously folksy arrangements of Bob Dylan's back catalogue
It’s impossible to watch Girl From The North Country without mentioning Gloria Obianyo (Marianne). Not only did she often steal the show, but she captivated – almost haunted – the audience, with her vocal range and ability
As the production returns to the West End with a new cast, some of that original magic has dissipated
An enchanting new perspective on Bob Dylan's songs
This is a show you watch with your heart and your soul
New cast delivers exceptional performances in the second West End run for the Bob Dylan musical
Poignant collaboration between Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan
McPherson understatedly explores the cross-currents of poverty, racism and mental illness at a time when deep, ugly social divisions were laid painfully bare by economic hardship