After a five-year casting search and multiple auditions across the UK, three sets of talented identical twins are about to become Britain’s latest musical theatre stars.
The trio of twins will be starring in Identical, the new musical adaptation of Erich Kastner’s novel The Parent Trap, which visits The Lowry, Salford, from August 19-September 3.
The show is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning director Sir Trevor Nunn and produced by Kenny Wax, whose current hits include SIX the musical and The Play That Goes Wrong.
Identical tells the story of Lottie and Lisa, 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 swap identities.
The three sets of identical twins – Kyla and Nicole Fox from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, Emme and Eden Patrick from Waltham Abbey, and Sienna and Savannah Robinson from Bromley, all of them 12, play Lottie and Lisa in the world premiere show, destined for the West End.
Identical is based on the novel The Parent Trap, which inspired the hugely-successful Disney film of the same name in 1961, starring Hayley Mills, and its remake, also by Disney and starring Lindsay Lohan, in 1998.
The tour will open in Nottingham on July 26 before transferring to The Lowry from August 19. Future dates are still to be announced.
The show's music and lyrics are by Stiles and Drewe, the award-winning partnership responsible for the National Theatre's hit Honk! and the writers of the score for Cameron Mackintosh's hit stage production of Mary Poppins.
Producer Kenny Wax said: “Identical is about the reuniting of twins separated shortly after birth and the healing of a family that has been fractured. I've no doubt it will be regarded as one of the great musicals of its generation... providing we can consistently cast incredibly talented identical twins!”
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