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Review of The Old Vic

The Old Vic
Ranked #117 of 1,871 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Victorian theater with a storied cast of famous performers including Laurence Olivier and Richard Burton.
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Having read the fantastic reviews of "Girl From the North Country", my Canadian sister and I rushed to buy tickets as the highlight of our final night in London. We have been avid theatre goers all our lives and had already seen two fabulous West End performances earlier that week. What a disappointment! Ours seem to be voices crying in the wilderness, but we found the play monotonous, depressing, and the casting inappropriate. The mother suffering from dementia looked younger than her own son! Fortunately, the first act was very short, we cut our losses and headed back across the river. This is only the second time in our long lives that we have disliked a play so much that we could hardly wait for the Interval to make our escape. Obviously, we must have missed something?

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This really was a fabulous show, singing,dancing just wonderful. Really recommend anyone at any age to see it.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The play was superb, but this is about the building. It is presently being refurbished on the outside and I'm sure it will look wonderful. The inside is impressive with a modern feel. Front of house is slick with polite, friendly and efficient staff. Downstairs is a small trendy cafe that gets "cosy ". The auditorium is very impressive and most seats are comfy with a good view.

Thank Zapstar67
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Went to see "The Girl from the North Country" and i would highly recommend the show. The singing within the performance is unbelievably beautiful and they have really done justice to Bob Dylan. The songs are so well delivered with such an amazing cast and the story line is more moving than expected, i cannot recommend this enough.

Congrats to everyone who is involved in the show. I cannot see why it would only be on for such a short run. It truly is something to watch

Thank eh1122
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The old Vic is a fantastic theatre with a reputation of exciting productions. This play based on the Music of Bob Dylan was extraordinary. I loved it. It was so moving and the singing was so good. This only has a short run - go and see it while you can. For once the critics are right - it's excellent. My only regret was that they didn't do an encore.

Thank Kezai
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