It’s Groundhog Day at The Old Vic

The stage musical based on Groundhog Day will return to the West End next summer.

The show is written by Danny Rubin (who wrote the original screenplay) with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus.

Andy Karl (Pretty Woman) will return to the leading role of Phil Connors for the London run, with further casting to be revealed.

Groundhog Day originally ran at The Old Vic in 2016 before transferring to Broadway.

This new run will open on 20th May and play until 12th August. Tickets go on sale on 12th December.

Speaking about the show’s return to London, Minchin said: “Creating this musical was hugely challenging and enormously fun. Working with the wondrous Danny Rubin and the brilliant Matthew Warchus, alongside Chris Nightingale – music supervisor and orchestrator extraordinaire – we wrestled this iconic existential comedy drama into a completely new work; something that not only found critical acclaim, but also seemed to affect its audiences in a way I’ve not witnessed. It was dense with laughs, crowded with big ideas, wildly ambitious and profoundly emotional. Seeing it come back to the Old Vic, perhaps my favourite theatre on the planet, is a huge thrill.”

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