Mais ouis, mais ouis, the world may have changed a lot since we first bid a jovial ‘au revoir’ to the Trotters of Peckham, but good ‘ol Del Boy, Rodney and the rest of the gang haven’t changed a bit... well, apart from the odd spontaneous bursting into song here, and the occasional dancing across the market, there.
The landmark, record-breaking and top-rated television series Only Fools and Horses, written by the late, great John Sullivan, undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of the British public. Now John’s son Jim Sullivan has teamed up with comedy giant Paul Whitehouse to write and produce a script and score to honour his father’s legacy; recreating the iconic series into a critically acclaimed, brand-new, home-grown British Musical spectacular. Lovely Jubbly!
Tom Bennett (Del Boy), Ryan Hutton (Rodney) and Andy Mace (Grandad from 29th July) take centre stage in this unique showstopper. Featuring cherished material from the TV series, the laughs, dodgy dealings and unforgettable moments to boot, join us as we take a trip back to 1989, get reacquainted with Britain’s most loveable rogues and experience the classic comedy brought to life once again through an ingenious and hilarious original score; an idea so inexplicably pukka it surely proves the old adage that he who dares wins!
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.
Chris Bennett will perform the role of Del Boy on Monday performances.
Captioned performance is Tuesday 13th September 7.30pm
Audio Described show is on Tuesday 6th September 7.30pm - A touch tour of the stage and set is at 6pm (TBC)
Written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, fully endorsed by the Sullivan estate.
Sound CUSHTY? Then book your tickets today - Only a forty-two carat PLONKER would miss it!
Book, Lyrics and Original Music by Paul Whitehouse & Jim Sullivan
Based on the programme ‘Only Fools and Horses’ written by John Sullivan
Additional music by John Sullivan & Chas Hodges
Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger
Please note: Your tickets will be dispatched one week from performance.
Suitable for 8+
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 29th April 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
One Del of a show
Viva, Hooky Street. C’est magnifique! A treat for Trotter fans
This loving, lively homage is an unashamedly British night out. A jubilant lovely jubbly!
Raise a glass of Tittinger to Del Boy and Rodney as Only Fools and Horses storms the West End!
Bus routes: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159
Night buses: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 453, N8, N19, N38, N97, N3, N13, N15, N136, N159
Nearest rail: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Directions from Piccadilly Circus :
(5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (2mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.
Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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