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Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic

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Time 20:30
Date 10/07/17
Price £12

Witness the world premiere of playwright Conor McPherson's new work – an intoxicating Depression-era play featuring the music of Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan hasn't been given the West End jukebox musical treatment yet, and those of you hoping that this play would do just that will be sorely disappointed – it's 'not a musical, but a play with songs', explains Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus. The fact that Dylan's material is sprinkled throughout the production is a remarkable feat in itself – he rarely grants permission for his songs to be used. 

Girl from the North Country puts some of Dylan's best work in its context, in a play set in the songwriter's home town of Duluth, Minnesota. 

Taking place at the height of the Depression, the play follows a rural family teetering on the brink of destitution, while wayward wanderers drift through their guesthouse.

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