Reviews have dropped for the new production of Groundhog Day in London – what did the critics make of it?
The new production opened at the Old Vic this week, returning the venue where it first premiered in 2006.
Based on the 1990s movie of the same name, the musical follows cynical American TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in a small town only to find himself caught in a time loop.
The new production sees Andy Karl (Pretty Woman) reprise his leading role of Phil Connors while Matthew Warchus is back to direct.
Groundhog Day London reviews
London Evening Standard – 4/5
“Sublimely witty and surprisingly profound, it’s a pleasure to experience this new, improved musical version of Groundhog Day again.” – Read the full review
WhatsOnStage – 5/5
“That’s what makes Groundhog Day such an enjoyable show: it earns its happy ending, which unfolds with grace and a sense of wonder. It is, literally, marvellous.” – Read the full review
Daily Mail – 5/5
“Matthew Warchus and Tim Minchin’s musical is a dizzying, blistering and joyous reinvention of Danny Rubin’s cult story.” – Read the full review
“Director Matthew Warchus and composer/lyricist Tim Minchin […] certainly know a thing or two about putting together an appealing show – and there is much to savour in a sharp, spiky story about saving oneself.” – Read the full review
The Times – 5/5
“Matthew Warchus’s production — first seen at the Old Vic in 2016 — is no play-it-safe retread but proof that theatre can still give the multiplex a run for its money.” – Read the full review
Groundhog Day plays The Old Vic, London currently booking through to 19 August 2023.