Les Dennis is set to join the West End production of Only Fools And Horses from 3 October.
So here’s a first-look video from the Theatre Royal Haymarket of Les as Grandad Trotter!
Les’s career has spanned everything from stand-up comedy and game show host, to reality TV star, and soap, screen and stage actor. His previous stage roles include Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray, Amos Hart in Chicago and Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl.
Only Fools and Horses is booking to 7 January 2023 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Based on John Sullivan’s iconic BBC series starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, the stage adaptation incorporates many of the classic moments from the tv show as well as new material. Co-written by Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, John Sullivan’s son, the musical has been a roaring success at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
The musical features the show’s original theme song, as well as most of the show’s popular characters, including Trigger, Raquel, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman and the dreaded Driscoll Brothers.
Starring alongside Les Dennis will be Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney, plus 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. Also in the company are Christopher Arkeston, Marion Campbell, Wesley Charles, Leanne Garretty, Ian Gareth Jones, Chris Kiely (also Resident Director), Danny Lane, Andy Mace, Melanie Marshall, Gemma McLean, Darry Paul and Mark Pearce.
Only Fools and Horses The Musical is co-written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, and features music by John Sullivan and Chas Hodges.