Only Fools and Horses the musical announces West End closing date

Only Fools and Horses the musical has announced that it will close on 29 April 2023 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Only Fools and Horses
Tom Bennett, Ryan Hutton and Paul Whitehouse. Photo: Trevor Leighton

Paul Whitehouse has announced that the hit Only Fools and Horses the musical will close on 29 April 2023 having played over 1000 performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, making it the longest-running production staged in the theatre’s history.

Written by Paul Whitehouse and John Sullivan’s son, Jim Sullivan, more than 750,000 people have seen the musical since opening in February 2019.

Paul Whitehouse said: “It’s been an unbelievable four years for the whole cast of the Only Fools musical.  We’ve consistently played to packed houses and received standing ovations night after night – the audiences have been incredible.  I’m committed to six months filming from May onwards, so it felt the right time to say ‘Bonjour’ to Del and the gang… for now.  But we are planning a UK tour – more details to be announced later this year – and we hope to bring the show back into the West End at some point in the future.  But for now, there are just three months to get a ticket to see us at the Theatre Royal. Bonnet de douche!”

Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, the musical proved to be a critical and popular hit.

Starring alongside Paul Whitehouse in this hilarious show are Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Ryan Hutton (Rodney).  The cast also features many of the hugely popular TV characters: Ashleigh Gray plays Raquel; Nicola Munns plays Marlene and Cassandra; Craig Berry plays Boycie; Lee VG plays Trigger; Adrian Irvine plays Denzil; Danny Bayne plays Mickey Pearce and Danny Driscoll; Andrew Bryant plays Mike The Barman and Tony Driscoll.  Completing the cast are Christopher Arkeston, Marion Campbell, Wesley Charles, Leanne Garretty, Ian Gareth Jones, Chris Kiely (also Resident Director), Danny Lane, Andy Mace, Melanie Marshall, Gemma Maclean, Darryl Paul and Mark Pearce.

Tickets are now on sale for the remainder of the run of Only Fools and Horses the musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

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