Photos: First look at Groundhog Day

Tim Minchin’s new musical opens at the Old Vic in August

The first images of the upcoming new musical Groundhog Day have been released.

Groundhog Day has music and lyrics from Tim Minchin with a book from Danny Rubin. The piece is adapted from the original film 1993 film starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.

The images show leading man Andy Karl as Phil Connors and and Carlyss Peer as Rita Hanson. Karl plays the weatherman, who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He finds himself caught in a time loop and replays the same day over and over again.

Old Vic artistic director Matthew Warchus will direct the piece, which opens 16 August.

Groundhog Day runs at the Old Vic from 16 August to 17 September.