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Full Cast and Creative Team announced for GROUNDHOG DAY


The Old Vic has revealed the full creative team and cast for the award-winning musical, Groundhog Day, which returns to London following its world premiere in 2016.

The show, which won two Olivier Awards for Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical, is based on the 1993 movie of the same name, and features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, with book by Danny Rubin and direction by the venue’s artistic director and Agency Client Matthew Warchus.

Matthew Warchus expressed his excitement about the show’s return, stating: “Ahead of rehearsals starting next week, I’m very happy to share the wonderful array of talent joining me to present Groundhog Day this summer. This is a show that means an enormous amount to me.”

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The original production’s lead, Andy Karl, return as Phil Connors, the weatherman who is forced to relive the same day over and over again.

Taking on the role of reporter Rita Hanson will be Tanisha Spring, whose credits include Moulin Rouge! and The Prince of Egypt.

Joining them will be Jasmin Colangelo (swing/puppetry captain), Kelly Ewins-Prouse (swing/dance captain), Kamilla Fernandes (ensemble (Debbie)), Aimée Fisher (ensemble (Joelle)), Zack Guest (swing), Nick Hayes (ensemble (Ralph)), Jacqueline Hughes (ensemble (Piano Teacher)), Ashlee Irish (ensemble (Larry)), Chris Jenkins (ensemble (Gus)), Andrew Langtree (ensemble (Ned Ryerson)), Billy Nevers (ensemble (Fred)), Eve Norris (ensemble (Nancy)), Mark Pearce (ensemble (Sheriff)), Ben Redfern (ensemble (Buster)), Tanisha Spring (Rita Hanson), Durone Stokes (ensemble (Deputy)), Alex Stoll (ensemble (Billy)), Jez Unwin (ensemble (Jenson)), Annie Wensak (ensemble (Mrs Lancaster)), and Matthew Whennell-Clark (swing/assistant dance captain).

Matthew Warchus is represented by Katie Haines.

Published: 23rd March 2023