The Old Vic and Sony Music Entertainment havae announced that an official cast recording of Girl from the North Country will be released next month. Girl from the North Countryis written and directed by Conor McPherson, and features the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan. The play, which opened at the theatre in July, is set in the town of Duluth (where Dylan grew up) and tells the stories of the numerous visitors who pass through a guest house. The show has musical arrangements by Simon Hale. The play with songs runs at the Old Vic until October 2017. Tickets are available here.
Bob Dylan is easily one of the most important, influential musicians of the 20th century, which is why this new play, Girl From the North Country - featuring his songs - by Conor McPherson was so eagerly anticipated. But while it serves up some beautiful renditions of some classic songs, it's a pity that the storytelling (or lack of it) lets this play down.