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girl from the north country

I dont usually like many west end musicals, but ‘Girl from the North Country ‘ is a delight all round, from the staging, sets, costumes, story and songs – its all beautifully delivered, the narrative entwined with the thoughtful yet ambiguous words of Dylan’s lyrics – some are well known, others are lesser heard songs, but all seem apt and meaningful.   170 more words

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Happy New Year from Paris

France is the only country that I know of that does not send Christmas cards as a rule but instead sends New Year’s cards.  We have the whole month of January to get the cards out.   1,065 more words


How did we get to this point? Why all the autism events?

A couple of weeks ago my daughter went to the theatre. It seems like such a banal statement, but that trip is, to me and to her, such an amazing achievement. 1,358 more words


Extra: Girl from the North Country

I decided to spend an afternoon traveling in the North Country fair but sadly wished that I’d never taken leave of London Town. 818 more words

Bob Dylan

Girl From The North Country (Old Vic)

This play by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is emphatically not a musical, nor it is a jukebox selection of greatest hits.  772 more words


Girl From The North Country @ The Old Vic

After Conor McPherson gained critical acclaim for his play The Weir, he is currently premiering a new play about a family in Minnesota in 1934, during The Great Depression at the Old Vic. 402 more words


Girl From The North Country (Old Vic)

People have tried, mostly unsuccessfully I should add, to bring Nobel laureate Bob Dylan’s music to the stage a great many times over the years. Conor McPherson (no that’s not the guy who got beaten up by Floyd Mayweather) has written and directs this new work, with the approval of the Dylan camp, and brought to The Old Vic. 133 more words