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Groundhog Day - first production images released of Andy Karl as Phil Connors

Andy Karl (Phil Connors) in Groundhog Day at The Old Vic. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

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THE FIRST production images of Groundhog Day have been released. To see Andy Karl as Phil Connors, click here.

Previously Posted: Rehearsal images have been released for The Old Vic’s Groundhog Day, starring Andy Karl as Phil Connors. For a peep behind the scenes, click here.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of the new musical Groundhog Day, which runs at The Old Vic for a strictly limited 10-week season – from August 16 (previews from July 11) to September 17, 2016.

Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors.

They are joined by an ensemble cast including Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson, Eugene McCoy, Jenny O’Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford.

Carlyss Peer’s theatre credits include Ophelia in Hamlet and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe), Jefferson’s Garden (Watford Palace), But I Made You a Mix Tape (Etcetera Theatre), The Rivals (Theatre Royal Bath/Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Salisbury Playhouse).

As well as playing Bonnie Wallis in Holby City, Peer has also appeared on television in Doctors, The Secret Agent, Silent Witness, Peter Pan and Eternal Law. She has recently completed filming for the new ITV drama Brief Encounters which will air later in 2016.

Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors, 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, and will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?

Read more about Groundhog Day.

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Also at The Old Vic: Jekyll and Hyde, a new dance thriller devised, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie (May 20 to May 28, 2016).