Damien Poole rehearses for Groundhog Day a new musical which opens at the Old Vic Theatre this summer.
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, 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.
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Damien Poole trained at Arts Ed and created the role of the Mad Hatter in the original West End cast of Shrek. He then joined the original cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He was the Alternate Teen Angel in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre, West End, and was selected to be part of the West End chorus for Chess In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Damien played Kansas in Gypsy at Chichester Festival Theatre which then transferred to the West End.
He now joins the original London cast of Groundhog Day at the Old Vic Theatre.About Sainou
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