Identical (4)

Fri 19 August - Sat 3 September


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‘Ingenious to the point of genius’ ***** – The Telegraph

IDENTICAL is the twin-sational new musical based on Erich Kästner’s novel THE PARENT TRAP.

This classic tale tells the story of twin girls separated at birth and reunited by chance at a summer camp ten years later. 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.

Best known for the ever-popular Disney movies which made stars of Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998. This world premiere is directed by Trevor Nunn responsible for some of the world’s greatest musicals (Les Misérables, Starlight Express, Cats and Sunset Boulevard) and comes from the producer of Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and the international hit musical Six.

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 Stuart Paterson.

IDENTICAL is the must-see musical of the summer.

Tale of twins reunited is a double delight

Daily Mail

Identity-swap musical that’s ingenious to the point of genius

The Telegraph

The Parent Trap is double the fun in musical form

What's On Stage

Don’t forget to add your Pier Eight meal at checkout!

“There’s no shortage of ideas in the kitchen at Pier 8. The food here is a cut above the typical theatre restaurant, with a series of fine-tuned dishes that could appear on some of the city centre’s best menus.”  I Love Manchester

West End LIVE 2022

New musical Identical, based on The Parent Trap, perform If I Became You.