Groundhog Day to repeat itself in the West End in 2018?

Groundhog Day

Ever since it premiered at The Old Vic in London in 2016, the rumour mill has been rife with talk about if and when Tim Minchin’s musical Groundhog Day would be returning to London.

The musical, based on the 1993 film about a weatherman who is stuck reliving the same day over and over again, won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and ran on Broadway for 176 performances at the August Wilson Theatre.

Its limited run at The Old Vic opened in July 2016 and ran until September the same year, and fans have been longing for a West End return of the show ever since.

Well now, Tim Minchin has implied that the show may be coming back to the capital, or returning to the UK for a national tour.

Responding to a fan who tweeted asking if the show would be “unrecognizable in London or on tour”, Minchin replied “No ma’am. The show will be exactly the show you love”.

Minchin also confirmed that there were no longer plans to tour the show around the US, as was initially intended.

So no details on dates or a venue as of yet, but Groundhog Day could be on its way back to London to run again and again and again and again and again and again and...

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