The full cast has been announced for ‘Identical’, the new musical adaptation of
Erich Kästner’s novel “The Parent Trap,” directed by Olivier & Tony Award winner Trevor Nunn, features three sets of identical twins and two new star dogs!
Identical is based on the novel ‘The Parent Trap’ by Erich Kästner, which inspired the hit Disney films starring Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998. Destined for the West End, it will open at the Nottingham Playhouse from July 26 to 14 August 2022, then transfer to Salford’s The Lowry from August 19 to September 3, 2022.
Identical, directed by Olivier and Tony, award-winning Trevor Nunn (responsible for some of the world’s biggest hits including ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Cats’ and ‘Sunset Boulevard’), tells the story of Lottie and Lisa, twins separated at birth, reunited by chance at a summer camp 10 years later. In an attempt to get to know their other parent, they decide to swap identities.
Joining the previously announced three sets of identical twins, who will share the central roles of Lottie and Lisa, are 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’).
The set includes 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 (‘Message in a Bottle’ from Zoonation’, ‘The Lion King’), Ellie Nunn (Ida in ‘ Honk!’, Minnie in ‘The Stepdaughter’).
Identical twins Kyla and Nicole Fox, 12, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Emme and Eden Patrick, 12, from Waltham Abbey and Sienna and Savannah Robinson, 12, from Bromley, were chosen after a Five year casting search and multiple auditions across the UK.
Winter Jarrett Glasspool, Daisy Jeffcoate, Isabelle Larrey, Saffia Layla, Parrine Long, Helena Middleton, Kirsten Muzvuru and Poppy Pawson play the other children.
The show also features two new canine stars, Cairn Terrier Ness and West Highland Terrier Louby, who will share the role of Pepi.
‘Identical’ has music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, (the multi-award winning screenwriters of the National Theatre’s Olivier award-winning hit ‘Honk!’, who also created a new score for the international hit Cameron Mackintosh/ Disney production of ‘Mary Poppins’) with a book by Stuart Paterson, whose drama ‘Prisoner C33’ about Oscar Wilde (Toby Stephens) in Reading Gaol, directed by Trevor Nunn, premiered earlier this month on BBC4.
Creative Team: Director Trevor Nunn, Choreographer Matt Cole, Set Design Rob Jones, Costume Design Jonathan Lipman, Video Design Douglas O’Connell, Lighting Design Johanna Town, Sound Design Paul Gatehouse, Music Supervisor Caroline Humphris, Music Director Tamara Saringer , Orchestrator Tom Curran, Associate Director (with special responsibility for children) Martha Geelan, Associate Choreographer Jane McMurtrie, Casting Director Anne Vosser, Casting and Children’s Administration Jo Hawes, Wig and Hair Designer Richard Mawbey, Production Manager Digby Robinson, General Manager and Marketing Kenny Wax Ltd.
Ticket office: 0115 941 9419