Only Fools and Horses the Musical tickets
Only Fools and Horses the Musical swaps Peckham for the West EndIf you’re after some good old fashioned market mishaps and dodgy dealings, Only Fools and Horses tickets will hit the spot! Join Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad in the comedy series’ cushty musical makeover at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Bringing the nation's best-loved sitcom to the stageOnly Fools and Horses was voted Britain's best sitcom in a 2004 poll, and the intervening years haven't lessened our love of Peckham's most famous family. Only Fools and Horses the Musical was confirmed to be making its way up West as a brand new musical in October 2018, and opened to huge audience and critical acclaim in February 2019.
The original television show first aired in 1981, running for seven series and 16 Christmas specials. Its most popular secondary characters also inspired spin-offs The Green Green Grass and Rock and Chips. Some of Only Fools and Horses' most quotable and side-splitting sketches include Del Boy falling through the bar, Del Boy and Rodney dressing up as Batman and Robin, and the infamous chandelier debacle - a scene that had to be completed in one take due to the size and cost of the prop!
Audiences can expect to hear 20 original songs ranging from the wistful to the downright hilarious in Only Fools and Horses the Musical, as Del Boy searches for love at a dating agency, Rodney looks forward to marital bliss with Cassandra, and Boycie and Marlene struggle to conceive. Amongst all this, the brothers still have time to cavort around Peckham in the classic yellow Reliant Regal.
What makes the Only Fools and Horses musical such a pukka night out?The Trotters of Peckham are back in business at Theatre Royal Haymarket, with a few new song and dance numbers under their belts as we follow Del Boy, Rodney, and Grandad through the ups and downs of working class London life, with all of the show's most iconic characters appearing including bickering couple Boycie and Marlene and hilariously slow on the uptake family friend, Trigger.
Alongside some brand new stories, super-fans of the beloved sitcom will revel in seeing some of its most memorable moments recreated live on stage, with catchphrases including "this time next year, we'll be millionaires!" and "you plonker!" guaranteeing laughs a-plenty.
Only Fools and Horses the Musicalis a hit with audiences and critics alike, and the Evening Standard hailed it "an unashamedly British night out" that revels in its London setting. The rich world of the TV show is faithfully brought to life with uncanny costumes and set designs taking us from the Trotters' flat in Mandela House to the pubs, markets and wheeler-dealer hotspots of South London.
Who wrote Only Fools and Horses the Musical?Only Fools and Horses the Musical boasts a close family connection, with the sitcom's creator John Sullivan’s son, Jim Sullivan, co-writing the book with comedian Paul Whitehouse. Whitehouse also starred as Grandad to great acclaim in the West End production when it premiered back in 2019.
Music and lyrics are by Sullivan, Whitehouse, and Chas Hodges from 'rockney' duo Chas n Dave, who were also the writers of the television show's instantly recognisable theme tune. Songs in the Only Fools and Horses musical mix the cheeky humour and one-liners from the sitcom into hummable numbers including "Not Now Grandad", "Mange Tout", "This Time Next Year" and "Lovely Day".
You'll also get to enjoy both of the show's theme tunes performed live, as they're combined into a show-stopping full cast number which raises the roof (and gently shakes the chandeliers) of the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Who is in the Only Fools and Horses musical cast?The current Only Fools and Horses London cast includes Tom Bennett as loveable rogue Del Boy, Ryan Hutton as hopelessly pessimistic Rodney, Les Dennis as Grandad, Ashleigh Gray as Raquel, Pippa Duffy as Cassandra, Jeff Nicholson as Boycie, Samantha Lane as Marlene, and Peter Baker as Trigger.
Tom Bennett and Ryan Hutton have played the Trotter brothers since Only Fools and Horses the Musical opened, with audiences loving their uncanny takes on the characters made famous by David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.
How long is Only Fools and Horses the Musical?The Only Fools and Horses musical takes all the best bits of the sitcom's 64 episodes and packs them into 2 hours and 30 minutes of singing, dancing and laugh-out-loud escapades in the heart of the West End.
Grab a pony and book Only Fools and Horses musical ticketsHe who dares wins, and you'll certainly win with Only Fools and Horses tickets! This feel-good, nostalgic musical will transport you right back to 1980s London for two and a half hours of cockney charm and hilarious songs. Only a right plonker would miss this lovely jubbly British musical.
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Age recommendation: Under 8s not permitted.
Special notice: Please note the performance of any particular actor cannot be guaranteed.