Only Fools and Horses The Musical has extended its run for a further two months until 27 June – putting a further 50,000 tickets on-sale. The show – which opened in February last year to an array of fantastic reviews – has sold over 400,000 tickets so far.
Having recently returned to the musical to play the role of Grandad until the end of April, Paul Whitehouse said: “After a bit of a break from the show I was itching to return to the stage and it’s a great feeling to be back in Grandad’s armchair. After almost a year we’re still playing to packed houses throughout the week at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and to be extending the show for a fourth time is incredible. Mange Tout!”
In the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, Tom Bennett and Paul Whitehouse were both nominated for awards, Tom for ‘Best Actor in a New Production of a Musical’ for his portrayal of Del Boy and Paul Whitehouse for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a New Production of a Musical’ category for his role as Grandad. The musical has also received two nominations in the forthcoming What’s On Stage Awards: Best New Musical and Oscar Conlon-Morrey has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor In A Musical.
John Sullivan’s iconic and record-breaking television series has been turned into a home-grown West End musical spectacular. With a script and original score by John’s son, Jim Sullivan, and Paul Whitehouse, the musical reacquaints fans with Britain’s most loveable rogues, to experience the classic comedy brought to life once again through 20 ingenious and hilarious songs.
Paul Whitehouse takes centre stage as Grandad, reuniting with Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Ryan Hutton (Rodney) in this unique showstopper, featuring cherished material from the TV series. Join us as we take a trip back to 1989, where it’s all kicking off in Peckham. Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, Only Fools and Horses The Musical also features many of the hugely loveable TV characters: Raquel, Cassandra, Trigger, Boycie, Marlene, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman and the dreaded Driscoll Brothers.
With musical contributions from Chas n Dave, the beloved theme tunes as you’ve never heard them before and an array of brand-new 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.