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Groundhog Day - Update

Fri, 10th Jan 14
Another movie to stage translation?

Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus are hoping to turn the 1993 movie Groundhog Day into a musical. Working with the original screenwriter (Danny Rubin)  they hope that the story of a TV weatherman caught in a single day loop until he mends his ways will work on the stage - there's certainly plenty of musicals that seem to have Groundhog Day musical scores! Warchus said ‘We’ll be doing the first workshop in the spring. Tim and Danny have been working on it for a while.I’ll decide where it should go — London or New York — once I see what kind of show it is. We won’t know until we run it through at a workshop.’

Update: 13 Jan 14

"Our version of Groundhog Day is going to be both instantly recognizable, and utterly different." says Tim in his blog confession that the rumours are true.


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28th Jul 14 :: Review: King Lear
The Globe touring, seen in the Bodleian Library Quad.
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24th Jul 14 :: Review: Singin' In The Rain
The Chichester Festival production on tour
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23rd Jul 14 :: Review: Two Gentlemen of Verona‏
The RSC production
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9th Jul 14 :: Review: Richard III
Martin Freeman's Richard at the Trafalgar Studios.
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8th Jul 14 :: Review: Rock of Ages
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Yet another juke box musical
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3rd Jun 14 :: Review: Buddy Holly
The Buddy Holly Story on tour
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28th May 14 :: Review: Fame - The Musical
Seems like it goes on forever ...
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A sabbatical for Billy Elliot?
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Still trully magical
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17th May 14 :: Blockbuster the Musical
The world premiere of a major new British musical
13th May 14 :: Review: 20th Century Boy
The life and music of Marc Bolan
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RSC production in Stratford
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7th May 14 :: Review: Yesterday's Tomorrow
Yesterday’s Tomorrow at the Drayton Arms Theatre till the end of May.
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6th May 14 :: Review: Let it Be
The music of The Beatles on tour, celebrating 50 years.
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1st May 14 :: Review: Robin Cousin's ICE
Touring ice dance show
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26th Apr 14 :: I Can't Sing
Well not for much longer..
17th Apr 14 :: Review: Henry IV part 2
Part 2 of the RSC's production
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24th Jul 14 :: Review: Singin' In The Rain
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