Main House


book by Stuart Paterson, music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, directed by Trevor Nunn
  • 4 - 19 September

Event Information

Tuesdays – Sundays 7.30pm
Matinees Sat 5, Sun 6, Sat 12, Sun 13, Wed 16, Thurs 17, Sat 19 Sept 2.30pm

Showing from Fri 4 — Sat 19 Sep


Identical is a brand new musical which visits Bath direct from its world premiere. With a creative team that’s second to none in the world of musical theatre, Identical promises a doubly entertaining show for all the family.

Based on Erich Kästner’s novel The Parent Trap, this much-loved classic tells the story of identical twin girls separated at birth, unaware of each other’s existence until they meet by chance at a summer camp. In an attempt to get to know their parents and reconcile the two halves of their family, they decide to swap identities and live each other’s lives with hilarious results.

Disney’s film adaptations of the book made stars of Hayley Mills who played both roles in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan who took on the ‘twins’ in 1998.


Tuesdays – Sundays 7.30pm
Matinees Sat 5, Sun 6, Sat 12, Sun 13, Wed 16, Thurs 17, Sat 19 Sept 2.30pm

Tickets from £29 – £43.50

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

Kenny Wax and Nottingham Playhouse present


Book by Stuart Paterson, music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, directed by Trevor Nunn

Trevor Nunn is a former Artistic Director of the RSC and the National Theatre. His extensive and multi award-winning repertoire includes Les Misérables, now the longest running musical in the world, Fiddler on the Roof currently running in the West End, Nicholas Nickleby, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love and Starlight Express.

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe are a multi award-winning musical theatre writing partnership whose works include the international smash-hit Cameron Mackintosh/ Disney production of Mary Poppins, the Olivier Award-winning Honk!, and the recent West End productions of Half a Sixpence and The Wind In The Willows.

Stuart Paterson’s hugely successful stage adaptations of classic children’s works include The Jungle Book, Cinderella, Peter Pan and Merlin The Magnificent. His versions of Hansel & Gretel and Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom were both nominated for the TMA Best Children’s Production of the Year Award.

Producer Kenny Wax’s many successful shows include the new mega hit SIX , the Irving Berlin musical Top Hat – winner of Best New Musical Olivier Awards 2015, the Mischief shows: The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery; and Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather.

Erich Kästner is best known for Emil and the Detectives which sold two million copies in Germany alone as well as being translated into 59 languages and Lottie and Lisa (now published as The Parent Trap). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times



Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

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All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

Standard discounts – apply Monday – Friday evenings, and matinees.

£1 off for U16s, students, Seniors (60+), JSA claimants. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket. Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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Full booking terms & conditions can be found here