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Groundhog Day

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Groundhog Day in London

You loved the 1993 film, and no wonder – there's something magical about Groundhog Day, and now it's coming back to London to delight audiences with its musical version. The theatre's Artistic Director Matthew Warchus is in charge, and the anticipation is mounting fast. Don't miss it!

Having first premiered in London in 2016, it was nominated for eight Olivier Awards, and won Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for Andy Karl.

Groundhog Day is set to play a strictly limited season, thanks to director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell. They were responsible for the international theatre sensation Matilda the Musical, and they've collaborated with writer Danny Rubin to create the stage version of a film that never lost its powerful appeal.

Groundhog Day – The story

Groundhog Day is the hilarious tale of Phil Connors, a seriously cynical TV weatherman from Pittsburg who's sent on a mission to the tiny, remote town Punxsutawney. When he gets there he's mysteriously caught in a weird time loop, which sees him forced to repeat the same day again and again and again... until he finally realises what's going on and realises he needs to break the pattern.

It's a compelling notion, and the movie changed the meaning of the phrase 'groundhog day' forever. Originally a German spring solstice-inspired holiday celebrated in places like French Canada and Pennsylvania, with strange names like Grundsaudaag and Murmeltiertag, now it's inextricably tied up with the film.

Here's how it goes. On the second of February, a day also called Candlemas day, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters. If it's sunny and he sees his own shadow, he darts back indoors for another six weeks and spring doesn't arrive 'til late. If it's cloudy the animal stays outdoors, and an early spring is thought to be on the way. It's a charmingly eccentric tradition. And this musical is a whole lot more fun!

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Groundhog Day Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday,19 August 2023

  • Running time:

    Approx. 2hrs 35mins including a 20min interval

  • Age restrictions

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 12+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Important Information

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 12+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Contains strong language, sexual references and flashing lights. This show also contains scenes that some people may find difficult to watch. Please see the bottom of this section for more details.

    Show warnings: please note this section contains spoilers

    Contains explicit depiction of suicide. 

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to Groundhog Day are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

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Groundhog Day reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 18 reviews

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Press Reviews

"It is noisy, joyful, arresting and wise: a modern myth with all the absurdity and grandeur of any classic of redemption."

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Daily Express

"an emotionally impactful journey"

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The Stage

"Sharp, dark musical from Danny Rubin and the Matilda dream team, starring Andy Karl, makes a triumphant return"

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London Box Office

"You would be hard-pressed to find a slicker, more stylish and wholly enjoyable piece of theatre in London right now. Miss it at you peril."

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Latest customer reviews
Entertaining

Reviewed on 06 September 2023 by , Louisville, United States Of America

Tim Minchin Masterpiece

Reviewed on 12 August 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Wonderful performance

Reviewed on 06 August 2023 by , Marlow, United Kingdom

Experience

One of my all time films is Groundhog Day and was slightly worried about seeing the musical BUT Wow wow loved it great production thank you cast directors etc a VERY BIG WELL DONE

Reviewed on 13 July 2023 by , Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Henri and Co

Great cast, great music (Tim Minchin you genius), great staging - who could ask for anything more!

Reviewed on 27 June 2023 by , Cherrybrook, Australia

Lots of fun and good laughs

Reviewed on 27 June 2023 by , Ultimo, Australia

I cried multiple times

A fantastic production; Tim Minchin's lyrics got me through a lot of hard times, and the morals of struggling against depression really helped me improve my own mental health and see the world through a better lens. Genuinely, thank you. I'd heard the soundtrack before, but seeing it live was life affirming and wonderful. It would be extreme to say the story saved my life, but it certainly made me reconsider my suicidal outlook and find more beauty in the world.

Reviewed on 22 June 2023 by , Northumberland, United Kingdom

Brilliant must see show!

The music, comedy, poignant songs. Really, what's not to like? I went with a group - some who already loved the show and some who didn't know anything about it. All really enjoyed it!

Reviewed on 29 May 2023 by , Newport, United Kingdom

Great show, some adult themes

Classic munchkin humour coupled with the excellent Groundhog Day story, loved it.

Reviewed on 08 September 2016 by , Surbiton, United Kingdom

Fun

Reviewed on 26 August 2016 by , Arkley, United Kingdom

Fantastic and surprising

This show is a bit unsettling at first, then transforms into an amazing escalating story. They manage to cover a few sensitive themes with humour and the set design is extremely clever. Of course, very funny as well. I warmly recommend it. The Old Vic is always a great place to visit!

Reviewed on 25 August 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Wonderful show

Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed. Funny and typical Tim Minchin. Highly recommend seeing it. A lot of language so not suitable for kids.

Reviewed on 18 August 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Fun show!

Reviewed on 12 August 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Brilliant, funny and so clever

Just a great show. Laughs, love and life lessons!

Reviewed on 31 July 2016 by , Reading, United Kingdom

09 Jun
2023
Stuart King

Review: GROUNDHOG DAY at Old Vic

by Stuart King | Friday, June 9 2023, 09:39

This theatregoer waxed lyrically about the London production of GROUNDHOG DAY back in September 2016. Subsequently, its Broadway transfer added a clutch of Tony nominations to the Olivier award it won for Best New Musical. Now back in London with Andy Karl once again leading the cast as cynical womanising weatherman Phil Connors, the run at the Old Vic is sure to dazzle audiences once more.

The Company in Groundhog Day at The Old VicThe Company in Groundhog Day at The Old Vic

Review: GROUNDHOG DAY at Old Vic
10 Aug
2016
Phil Willmott

Review: GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic

by Phil Willmott | Wednesday, August 10 2016, 12:26

Groundhog Day Grab yourself some tickets while there's still a few left for GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic, the new musical by the team behind MATILDA. It's very likely the whole limited run will sell out.

Review: GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic