Groundhog Day

A new musical

Join us this summer for the world premiere of Groundhog Day a new musical directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus.

Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the isolated small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, when he finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again…and again. As each day plays out exactly the same as before Phil becomes increasingly despondent, but is there a lesson to be learnt through his experiences, will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?

Director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on this new musical based on his 1993 hit film.

Andy Karl’s numerous Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century, Rocky, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jersey Boys, Wicked, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer and Saturday Night Fever.

Groundhog Day will play a strictly limited 10-week season from Friday 15 July – Saturday 17 September 2016.

[Andy Karl is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity].

Watch Tim Minchin performing ‘Seeing You’ from Groundhog Day at the 20th South Bank Sky Arts Awards.



Fri 15 Jul – Sat 17 Sep 2016
(Previews Fri 15 Jul – Mon 15 Aug)

Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Recommended for ages 13+

Running time: approximately 2hrs 35mins including a 20-minute interval

£12 – £67.50
Premium seats and VIP seats available. Please call the box office for further information.

A limited number of Day Seats will be available at face value in person at 10am each morning at the box office.


Something extraordinary has happened at The Old Vic. Groundhog Day is an instant classic.

, The Telegraph

The very touching Groundhog Day is so much fun that it should be illegal.

, The Times

A profound musical. Groundhog Day is a treat.

, Evening Standard

Groundhog Day is a cast-iron triumph, joyful, incredibly funny and seriously moving.

, WhatsOnStage

Uplifting and magical. Such a tonic that it’s a pity you can’t get a repeat prescription for it.

, The Independent

Supremely melodic, magical and hilarious.

, The Stage