Friday 31 July - Saturday 22 August 2020

Theatre - Tickets: £40 - £10.50, with family tickets £120 - £65


The twin-sational new musical based on the novel THE PARENT TRAP by Erich Kästner

The world stage musical premiere of the classic story of twin girls separated at birth, reunited by chance at a summer camp ten years later. In an attempt to get to know their parents and reconcile the two halves of their family, they decide to swap places and live each other’s lives. The show is Directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning Sir Trevor Nunn responsible for some of the greatest hits in the world (Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Cats and Sunset Boulevard).

Identical has music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the multi award-winning writers of the West End hit Honk! – who also created a new score for the international smash-hit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of Mary Poppins – and a book by acclaimed writer Stuart Paterson.

Go behind the scenes and see what happened at our recent auditions for twins to star in the production:

Get a sneak peek and listen to one of the songs from the show:

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more on our Access page

An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.
(Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)

Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Trevor Nunn Director
Stuart Paterson Book
George Stiles Music
Anthony Drewe Lyrics
Rob Jones Set Designer
Matt Cole Choreographer
Tom Curran Orchestrator

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