Groundhog Day The Musical
The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
The world premiere of new musical Groundhog Day at the Old Vic Theatre.
Director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on this new musical based on his 1993 hit film which starred Billy Murray and Andie MacDowell.
Groundhog Day The Musical will run from 11 July 2016 until 17 September 2016 at the Old Vic Theatre.
Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the isolated small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, when he finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again…and again.
As each day plays out exactly the same as before, Phil becomes increasingly despondent, but is there a lesson to be learnt through his experiences, will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?
The cast features Andy Karl (Phil Connors) and Carlyss Peer (Rita Hanson) alongside Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson, Eugene McCoy, Jenny O’Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford.
Directed by Matthew Warchus, book by Tim Minchin, Matthew Warchus and Danny Rubin, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin