★★★★★ “Identity-swap musical that’s ingenious to the point of genius” – The Telegraph
Experience the sensational new musical IDENTICAL, based on Erich Kästner’s classic book The Parent Trap.
Its much-loved story is best known from the two famous The Parent Trap Disney films, starring Lindsay Lohan in 1998 and Hayley Mills in 1961.
Identical is directed by Trevor Nunn, who has directed some of the greatest musicals ever including Les Misérables, Starlight Express, Cats, and Sunset Boulevard); music and lyrics are by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the multi award-winning writers of the West End hits Honk!, Betty Blue Eyes, and songs for Mary Poppins; and the show has a book by Stuart Paterson.
What's the story of Identical?
In this timeless story, identical twin girls who were separated at birth are unexpectedly reunited at a summer camp ten years later. They make the decision to switch places and live each other’s life in order to get to know their parents and reunite the two halves of their family
Who is in the cast of Identical?
The show stars Emily Tierney (Glinda in ‘Wicked’, Molly in ‘Ghost’, Carrie Carter/Super Hot Lady in ‘Eugenius!’), James Darch (Brad in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’, Sky in ‘Mamma Mia!’), Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Fastrada, ‘Pippin’, Maisie in ‘The Boy Friend’), Louise Gold (Yente in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, Mazeppa in ‘Gypsy’), Michael Smith-Stewart (‘The Lion King’, ‘Rent’, ‘The Full Monty’).
Identical twins Kyla and Nicole Fox; Emme and Eden Patrick; and Sienna and Savannah Robinson. Playing the other children are Winter Jarrett Glasspool, Daisy Jeffcoate, Isabelle Larrey, Saffia Layla, Parrine Long, Helena Middleton, Kirsten Muzvuru and Poppy Pawson.
The ensemble features Rico Bakker (‘Hairspray’, ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’), David Bardsley (‘The Grinning Man’, ‘Billy Elliot’), Hannah Cauchi (Frenchie in ‘Cabaret’, ‘Top Hat’), Paige Fenlon (lead female role of Luisa in ‘Zorro’, ‘Pretty Woman’), Rosie Glossop (Pat in ‘Kinky Boots’, Diva 3/Shirley in ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’), Dominic Adam Griffin (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’, ‘Evita’), Jordan Isaac (‘Bring It On’, ‘Mary Poppins’), Rutendo Mushonga (Zoonation’s ‘Message in a Bottle’, ‘The Lion King’), Ellie Nunn (Ida in ‘Honk!’, Minnie in ‘The Daughter in Law’).
Who are the creative team of Identical?
Identical is based on the novel The Parent Trap’ by Erich Kästner, which inspired hugely successful Disney films featuring Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998. The show tells the story of Lottie and Lisa, twin girls separated at birth, reunited by chance at a summer camp 10 years later. In an attempt to re-join their divorced parents, they decide to swap identities.
The show has music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, (Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes) with a book by Stuart Paterson and direction by Olivier and Tony award-winning Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Cats, Sunset Boulevard).
The show is produced by the team behind Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong, and the global smash musical Six.
Reviews of Identical★★★★★ "Tale of twins reunited is a double delight" - Daily Mail
★★★★★ "Identity-swap musical that’s ingenious to the point of genius" - Telegraph
★★★★ "Even I wept buckets at this wonderful weepy" - The Sunday Times