Groundhog Day at Old Vic Theatre tickets
Groundhog Day at Old Vic Theatre tickets

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About the show

Creators of Matilda the Musical collaborated once more to bring cult classic comedy Groundhog Day from screen to stage. Composer Tim Minchin and prolific director Matthew Warchus teamed up with writer Danny Rubin to present an entirely original musical adaptation of Groundhog Day to London’s Old Vic Theatre before it begins a Broadway run.

Based on the 1993 film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day follows the story of Phil Connors, a disgruntled weatherman that treats his fellow workers with disdain. After being sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event for the third time alongside co-workers Rita and Larry, Phil realises he has had enough of his job and attempts to leave, but is disrupted by a mysterious snowstorm and forced to stay in Pennsylvania for another night. When he wakes up, Phil finds himself repeating the past 24 hours again and again on a terrifying cycle which he can only escape from if he learns from his mistakes…

Groundhog Day starred famous Broadway actor Andy Karl in the title role, who had previously starred opposite Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century. In 2014, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Rocky in the new stage adaptation. Karl is also well-known for his numerous Broadway roles, including being part of the original casts of Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde and 9 to 5: The Musical.

With a book by Danny Rubin, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and direction by the Old Vic’s Artistic Director Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day was packed full of plenty of laughs and memorable music. Further Matilda collaborators featured in the creative team, with choreography by the prolific Peter Darling, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Simon Baker and design by Rob Howell. With show having began on July 11th and with Groundhog Day having had a spectacular opening night on August 16th, this new musical proved to be one of 2016's best new shows!

Recommended for

Fans of the original 1993 film will delight in this new stage-to-screen adaptation, which will be packed full of laughs. This production may not be suitable for very young children.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 13+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 11 Jul 2016
Press night: 16 Aug 2016
Booking from: 07 Sep 2016
Booking until: 07 Sep 2016

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

127 Reviews Add review

kissmypegs 5'5", 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I had never seen 'Groundhog Day' the film before but I knew the general concept of the story. I was not expecting as much humour from... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 6 helpful votes

sayers500 178cm, 87 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The show was incredible. Andy Karl was perfect for the lead role and the ensemble were all full of energy and enthusiasm. The set was... More

anabellafair 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

TM89 6' 3", 209 reviews, 4 helpful votes

markeastaugh 6"1, 231 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Wasn't sure about this show at first but ended up loving it.

palelylaura 5'10", 145 reviews, 10 helpful votes

AMAZING! Such an incredible show with the music written by Tim Minchin, this show made me leave with a smile in my face, although it's... More

rhiannontempleman 172cm, 36 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wow! What a treat of a show. So the songs were not that memorable but for sheer entertainment, witty one-liners and a fantastic lead... More

joc78 5"4, 389 reviews, 4 helpful votes