Join us this summer for the world premiere of Groundhog Day a new musical directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus.
Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the isolated small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, when 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 Phil becomes increasingly despondent, but is there a lesson to be learnt through his experiences, will he ever 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.
Booking From: 20th July 2016
Booking Until: 17th September 2016
Age Restrictions: Recommended 12+
‘Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this, saying it’s me?’
The world premiere of No’s Knife sees Samuel Beckett, a titan of theatrical writing, exploring the powerful resilience to stay alive. Hard on the heels of a sold-out international tour of the Beckett Trilogy, Lisa Dwan presents a fresh and penetrating interpretation of this monologue. Recognised as modern theatre’s foremost adaptor of Beckett’s work, Lisa brings her unexpected and compelling voice to these hitherto unperformed writings.
Booking From: 29th September 2016
Booking Until: 5 October 2016
A quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to play King Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, alongside an outstanding company including Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Simon Manyonda and Harry Melling.
Cast list: Glenda Jackson (King Lear), Fiston Barek (ensemble), William Chubb (Albany), Morfydd Clark (Cordelia), Jane Horrocks (Regan), Rhys Ifans (Fool), Celia Imrie (Goneril), Simon Manyonda (Edmond), Harry Melling (Edgar), Gary Sefton (Oswald) and Clifford Rose (Old Man).
Glenda Jackson is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress. Her work spans theatre, film and television and she was awarded a CBE in 1978. In 1992 Glenda became a Member of Parliament, representing constituencies in Hampstead and Kilburn for 23 years. Stepping down in 2015, she has since starred in BBC Radio 4’s Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money (2015).
Theatre includes Marat/Sade (RSC, Broadway and Paris), Hamlet, US, Hedda Gabler and Antony and Cleopatra (all RSC), Strange Interlude (Broadway), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Los Angeles), Scenes from an Execution (Almeida), Macbeth (Broadway), The White Devil and Phedra (The Old Vic).
Film includes Women in Love (1969, Academy Award for Best Actress), The Music Lovers (1970), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Academy Award nominated), A Touch of Class (1973, Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Evening Standard Award, BAFTA nominated) and Hedda (1975, Academy Award nominated).
Television includes Elizabeth R (two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, BAFTA nominated), Mary Queen of Scots (Evening Standard Award, Golden Globe nominated) and The Patricia Neal Story (Emmy Award nominated).
Booking From: 25th October 2016
Booking Until: 2nd December 2016
‘Three friends and a white painting.’
One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon, winning the Moliere, Evening Standard, Olivier and Tony Awards. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the entire original team to revisit Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance.
Booking From: 10th December 2016
Booking Until: 18th February 2017
‘People like us are unhappy in this world and in the next: if we made it to heaven, we’d have to help make it thunder.’
The multi-award winning Jack Thorne breathes new life into Woyzeck, one of the most influential plays ever written, creating for our time what Büchner intended for his: an unforgettable howl of rage. Starring John Boyega (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens).
Booking From: 6th May 2017
Booking Until: 24th June 2017
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