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‘It’s a good-hearted, family-friendly show’: IDENTICAL – Nottingham ★★★★

In Musicals, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

It is the original postwar Germany and Austria into which Stuart Paterson’s book for new musical Identical takes us in a fresh, bouncy Stiles and Drewe musical. Auditions of hundred pairs of identical twins found three: on press night Eden and Emme Patrick proved faultless in a complicated, sometimes emotionally intense performance, first disliking one another on sight and then rapturously realising their sisterhood; they are playfully natural and assured, rarely offstage for long