The Only Fools and Horses musical comes to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in February 2019 starring Paul Whitehouse, Tom Bennett and Ryan Hutton.
John Sullivan’s iconic and record-breaking television series Only Fools and Horses has been turned into a brand-new West End musical. With an original score and script by Jim Sullivan (John’s son) and Paul Whitehouse, the Only Fools and Horses musical will start previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 9 February 2019.
Paul Whitehouse also takes centre stage as Grandad, uniting with Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Ryan Hutton (Rodney) in this unique showstopper, featuring cherished material from the TV series. Join us as we take a trip back to 1989, where it’s all kicking off in Peckham. While the yuppie invasion of London is in full swing, love is in the air as Del Boy sets out on the rocky road to find his soul mate, Rodney and Cassandra prepare to say ‘I do’, and even Trigger is gearing up for a date (with a person!). Meanwhile, Boycie and Marlene give parenthood one final shot and Grandad takes stock of his life and decides the time has finally arrived to get his piles sorted.
With musical contributions from Chas n Dave, the beloved theme tunes as you’ve never heard them before and an array of comic songs full of character and cockney charm, you’re guaranteed to have a right knees-up! Only Fools and Horses The Musical is a feel-good family celebration of traditional working class London life and the aspirations we all share.
The smash hit TV show, Only Fools and Horses, won a multitude of awards during its 33-year run, including six BAFTA Awards, seven British Comedy Awards and three National Television Awards. Over seven series, 64 episodes and 16 specials, the show starring David Jason as Del Boy, Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney, Lennard Pearce as Grandad and Buster Merryfield as Uncle Albert became the most cherished sitcom this country has ever produced. It holds the record for the biggest audience ever recorded for a single transmission of a TV programme in the UK, attracting a whopping 24.35 million viewers in 1996.
Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, Only Fools and Horses The Musical will also feature many of the hugely loveable characters from the TV series: Raquel, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman and the dreaded Driscoll Brothers.