Double Act

Get ready for twin trouble...

15 Jun - 5 Aug

Main Stage Ages 7+

By Jacqueline Wilson
Adapted and directed by Vicky Ireland 

Meet Ruby and Garnet. They’re twins, identical and inseparable – and do absolutely EVERYTHING together. But their lives are about to change. Recently, Dad’s gone a bit weird. He’s been acting strange ever since he started dating that frizzy dizzy Rose. And now he’s only gone and bought a bookshop in the country…

Vicky Ireland’s funny and gripping stage adaptation, based on Jacqueline Wilson’s multi award-winning book, was an instant hit when it premiered at Polka in 2003 and loved by thousands of children during a UK tour.

Running time 1 hour 50 minutes (including interval)

Post-show talk entry included with all tickets purchased for the performance on Sun 24  Jun, 2.30pm

Summer workshop: Play in a Day! Double Act Wed 1 Aug, 10.30am – 3.30pm, for more information click here



‘With a good mix of silliness and darker moments, Double Act succeeds in navigating some difficult issues, providing the perfect show for nostalgic fans of Jacqueline Wilson and children alike’ ★★★★ Curious Mum

Vicky Ireland’s charming adaption of Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act lights up the stage‘ ★★★★ West End Wilma

‘Double Act navigates the tricky terrain of growing up and growing apart, identity, independence and friendship, with humour and sensitivity.’ Children’s Theatre Reviews

Cast & Creative

Ruby Ablett Ruby
Lydia Orange Garnet
Davina Moon Rose
Erika Poole Gran
Joseph Rowe Jeremy
Phil Yarrow Dad

Creative Team
Vicky Ireland Adapter and Director
Steven Markwick Composer
Zoe Squire Designer
Aaron J. Dootson Lighting Designer
Ben Redfern Choreographer
Yu Chia Huang Assistant Director

Ticket Prices & Offers

Tickets £13.50 | Concessions* £10 | Previews £10
£1.50 transaction charge per booking

Schools: Tickets £10 | Previews £8.50  one free teacher/adult ticket for every 10 student tickets

*Concession rates are available to recipients of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Jobseekers Allowance. To book a concession ticket please call the Box Office on 020 8543 4888 (proof of status may be required)


Age Policy

Recommended for Ages 7+ 

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Dates & Times

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