Iconic British tv comedy series Only Fools and Horses will hit the West End early next year in a new musical adaptation starring Paul Whitehouse.
Based on John Sullivan’s much-loved series starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, the stage adaptation will incorporate many of the classic moments from the tv show as well as new material.
Set in Peckham in 1989, the musical comedy will see Del Boy looking to find love, with Rodney and Cassandra preparing to get married, Boycie and Marlene giving parenthood one final shot and Grandad taking stock of his life.
Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, the musical is co-written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, son of the sitcom’s creator John, and is fully endorsed by the Sullivan Estate.
The musical will feature the show’s original theme song, which was written by Chas & Dave, a well as most of the show’s popular characters, including Trigger, Raquel, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman and the dreaded Driscoll Brothers.
Announcing the West End musical, Paul Whitehouse said: “This was the last project that John Sullivan was working on when he died – he was just starting to develop Only Fools as a musical – so when writing it, Jim and I have remained very faithful to the feel and scripts of the TV series, but also highlight some contemporary issues.
Only Fools and Horses The Musical will run from 9 February 2019 until 22 June 2019 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London.