If you haven’t seen the movie Groundhog Day, it is the story of a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the isolated small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (yes there really is a groundhog event each year and people eagerly awaiting news about the groundhog’s shadow). There 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 he becomes increasingly despondent but (no spoiler here!) might be able to 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.
Groundhog Day will play a strictly limited 10-week season from Monday 11 July – Saturday 17 September 2016.