Only Fools and Horses

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Why Watch Only Fools and Horses

The iconic sitcom, Only Fools and Horses, makes its way from Peckham to the West End this season. Written by the late John Sullivan, this 1981-1991 series has been adapted to the stage by none other than his son, Jim Sullivan, in collaboration with comedian Paul Whitehouse, who also essays the role of Grandad. Watch all your favorite brothers – Del Boy and Rodney – come to life at the West End, and go down nostalgia lane with this excellent adaptation of this beloved show.

The Story

Only Fools and Horses is a feel-good celebration of working-class, traditional London life and the aspirations they all share. Set in 1989, the story revolves around Del Boy and Rodney Trotter, two brothers who live in Peckham, South London, with their elderly grandfather (“Grandad”). Although the age-gap between Del Boy and Rodney is markedly huge, and they both have differences in personality and outlook as well, the brothers share a close bond.

Like the TV series, the situation is mostly based on Del Boy and Rodney’s attempts to become millionaires through questionable means, and through the sale of inferior quality and illegal goods. They mostly trade on the blackmarket. Their scheming and planning leads to some hilarious antics from the brothers, who never give up, no matter what the setback is, which is, in essence, the heartwarming basis of Only Fools and Horses.

Good For

Fans of Musicals | Fans of the original sitcom

Critics’ Reviews

”One promising aspect of the projects is the talent involved…Only Fools and Horses comes from Jim Sullivan – son of John Sullivan (1946-2011), the TV comedy genius who created the series – and stars Paul Whitehouse.”
The Guardian

FAQ

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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri
7:30 PM
Wed & Sat
2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Duration

TBC.

Leading Roles

Paul Whitehouse as Granddad
Tom Bennett as Del Boy
Ryan Hutton as Rodney
Dianne Pilkington as Raquel
Pippa Duffy as Cassandra

Written by
Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, fully endorsed by the Sullivan estate

Directed and Choreographed by
Caroline Jay Ranger

Music by
Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan

Additional Information

Audience

Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Available Facilities

In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible

Seating

Theatre Royal Haymarket has a seating capacity of 893.

Outside Food

Strictly prohibited. If you’d like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code

Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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