New British musical Identical has will hold its world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse in July 2022.
The show is based on Erich Kästner’s novel The Parent Trap which also inspired the hit Disney films of the same name.
The new musical has been adapted by Stuart Paterson with music and lyrics from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, the musical tells the story of twin girls who were separated at birth when their parents divorced. After a chance reunion, they hatch a plan for each to meet the parent they have never met by exchanging identities.
After a two-year-long postponement due to the pandemic, the musical will finally get its premiere from Tuesday, 26 July through to Sunday, 14 August 2022. Tickets are on sale here.
Casting and full creative team are to be confirmed.
Producer Kenny Wax said of the show previously “Identical is a story about the reuniting of twins separated shortly after birth and also the healing of a family which has been fractured.
“The narrative is a powerful message for the world right now. When its time comes and under the directorial genius of Sir Trevor Nunn, I have no doubt that it will be regarded as one of the great musicals of its generation.”