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Groundhog Day the critically acclaimed hit musical is making its long clamoured for return to London’s Old Vic theatre next year.

The show will run from May 20th to August 12th 2023, with a press night on June 8th. There will be an audio described performance on July 7th and a captioned show on July 20th.

Tickets go general sale from Mon 12th December at 12noon here.

Directed by Matthew Warchus, artistic director of the Old Vic, with the book by Danny Rubin, and music and lyrics by Tim.

The original London production was nominated for eight Olivier Awards, winning Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Leading Role in Musical for Andy Karl who will be reprising his role as Phil Connors, the cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman.
Further casting is still to be announced.

Tim: “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.”

Matthew Warchus: “Groundhog Day is one of my all-time favourite films and making the musical stage adaptation with Danny Rubin and Tim Minchin was one of the happiest creative experiences of my life. With echoes of classics such as The Music Man and It’s A Wonderful Life, the Groundhog Day film manages to be both a great screwball comedy-romance and also a profound life-lesson combined… adding up to, in my view, the perfect entertainment. Our musical adaptation aims to build on those dual attributes and unlock – in comic, theatrical form – a potent and uplifting message for us all: ‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in having new eyes’ (Marcel Proust).”

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Sue on 13th of December 2022

This is sheer genius. Fast, funny, happy, sad, once seen never forgotten! Tim’s fingers are all over it, get yourself there, you won’t regret it. We’ve booked again, naturally.

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