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

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Overview

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

Wow wow wow! What can I say! I see loads of shows of all types and contents and this was superb! OK its not deep and meaningful (B... More

paulfootie 6'3", 91 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Groundhog Day is probably the best new musical to come to London in a long time. Fans of the original film shouldn’t be disappoint... More

shaun 5"10, 131 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Simply put, Groundhog Day is one of the best productions I have seen in a long time. Tim Minchin, Peter Darling, Matthew Warchus a... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 4 helpful votes

If I could give this show a million stars I would!! Honestly one of the best shows I have seen in my lifetime!! This was my 2nd vi... More

mandygasson 5"5, 46 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really enjoyed this show. Tim Minchin delivered some great songs although not as many show stoppers as Matilda. The story is full... More

mikeharps 6 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Prior to seeing the show, I was very interested in seeing how the film would be adapted into a musical production and I wasn't lef... More

dhaliwala 5"3, 104 reviews, 11 helpful votes

What a sublime new show! With the same creative team behind 'Matilda', I always expected this show to bring quality, but I was not... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 73 reviews, 7 helpful votes

This was my second viewing of Groundhog Day (I queued up at the box office from the crack of dawn to get Day Seats - well worth th... More

jamesatwill 178, 111 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Delightful show with fun & occasionally stirring music from Tim Minchin. The exposition at the very beginning is a bit slow, but n... More

YankInLondon 5'5", 36 reviews, 1 helpful vote