Recreating the iconic markets of the London streets, the thrilling new show brings to life the characters we all know and love, as audiences are taken on a back to East End 1989. Prepare for plenty of laughter, cockney charm, dodgy dealings and larger-than-life characters, as Britain’s most loveable rogues return.
Based on the landmark, top-rated television series penned by the late, great John Sullivan, which ran for an impressive 64 episodes, the new musical is created by John’s son Jim Sullivan and comedian Paul Whitehouse. The musical features musical contributions by Chas Hodges of duo Chas 'n' Dave in a hilarious original score, which includes the famous theme tune.
Paul Whitehouse stars as Grandad, alongside Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney. Further casting includes Dianne Pilkington as Raquel, Pippa Duffy as Cassandra, Jeff Nicholson as Boycie, Samantha Seager as Marlene, Peter Baker as Trigger and Adrian Irvine as Denzil.
Additional cast members are Pete Gallagher, Adam Venus, Chris Keily, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Melanie Marshall, Andy Mace, Chris Bennett, Lee Van Gellan, Lisa Bridge, Andrew Bryant, Samantha Lane and Bradley John.
Caroline Jay Ranger (The Commitments UK Tour) directs and choreographs the production, which features design by Liz Ascroft, lighting design by Richard G Jones, sound design by Rory Madden and musical supervision and arrangements by Stuart Morley.
Featuring favourite moments from the much-loved comedy series, as well as thigh-slapping new songs that guarantee a hugely fun night out, Only Fools and Horses the Musical trots into the West End for a run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The production plays at the London venue from 9 February 2019, with a press night on 19 February 2019.