The cast for brand new musical based on the hit film Groundhog Day has been announced today. The production will open for previews on the 11th July at the Old Vic Theatre.
Featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin (Matilda the Musical), Groundhog Day is a brand new musical that will play for a limited 10 week season at the Old Vic Theatre.
The story follows Phil Connors ,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?
Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl as Phil Connors. They are joined by an ensemble cast which includes: 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.
Groundhog Day is directed by Matthew Warchus as part of his first season as Artistic Director at the Old Vic. The production also features choreography by Peter Darling, designs by Rob Howell, who have teamed up with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on the musical based on his hit 1993 film.
Groundhog Day will appear at the Old Vic Theatre from the 11th July until the 17th September. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.