NEWS: Groundhog Day Musical to Return to London in 2023

The musical will return to the Old Vic Theatre, where it originally played in 2016.

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The award-winning musical, featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Danny Rubin (who wrote the original screenplay), will return to the Old Vic Theatre from the 20th May until the 12th August.

Phil Connors is a pretty awful guy.But when the cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman is sent to cover the eccentric annual Groundhog Day event in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, he finds himself caught in a time loop that sends him on a hilarious path to enlightenment and redemption.

Directed by the Old Vic Theatre’s Artistic Director Matthew Warchus, the musical is based on the book and film and received seven WhatsOnStage Award nominations and eight Olivier Award nominations – winning two for Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Leading Role in Musical. It also won a Critic’s Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical. The show then made its way to Broadway in 2017, where it picked up a further seven Tony Award nominations.

Having originally played the role of Phil during the show’s last London run, Andy Karl (Pretty Woman) will return to the role, with further casting has yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production also includes: choreography by Lizzi Gee, set and costume by Rob Howell, orchestration, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker, illusions by Paul Kieve, additional movement by Finn Caldwell, video by Andrzej Goulding, casting by Will Burton for GBC, musical direction by Alan Berry, voice by Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth and dialect by Penny Dyer.

Groundhog Day will play at the Old Vic Theatre from the 20th May until the 12th August 2023. You can book your tickets here.

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