Commissioned by producer Kenny Wax, George and Anthony have written a completely original score for this musical adaptation of Erich Kästner’s iconic novel ‘The Parent Trap’. It’s a hauntingly beautiful and timeless tale of two identical twins separated as babies, and their wily determination to stitch their family back together. It’s a story packed with wonderful humour and characters which makes it a great canvas to become a musical and retell for a 21st-century audience.
Book by: Stuart Paterson
Music by: George Stiles
Lyrics by: Anthony Drewe
Directed by: Trevor Nunn
Other creatives and casting TBA.
Based on the novel ‘The Parent Trap’ by Erich Kästner, which inspired Disney films featuring Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998, Identical tells the story of 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 exchange identities…
The show will receive its world premiere at the Nottingham Playhouse in July 2021 before heading to Theatre Royal, Bath