This week it has been announced that the Only Fools and Horses musical is coming to Stoke on Trent in 2024!
Join us as we take a trip back in time, where it’s all kicking off in Peckham. While the yuppie invasion of London is in full swing, love is in the air as Del Boy sets out on the rocky road to find his soul mate, Rodney and Cassandra prepare to say ‘I do’, and even Trigger is gearing up for a date (with a person!).
Meanwhile, Boycie and Marlene give parenthood one final shot and Grandad takes stock of his life and decides the time has finally arrived to get his piles sorted.
Making its debut at the Regent Theatre the Only Fools and Horses musical will be at the theatre from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th December, 2024.
The musical has been written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, fully endorsed by the Sullivan estate and based on the programme of the same name written by John Sullivan.
Stick a pony in your pocket – The Trotters are back and coming to a town near you! The smash hit show Only Fools and Horses The Musical – direct from a record-breaking sold-out four-year run in London’s West End – featuring Del Boy, Rodney, Grandad, Cassandra, Raquel, Boycie, Marlene, Trigger, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman, the Driscoll Brothers and all the gang, is hitting the road in 2024, heading to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 December 2024.
Based on the legendary record-breaking TV show this home-grown musical played over 1000 performances at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket and received rave reviews.
Join the lovable rogues on screen and experience this classic comic brought to life on stage with 20 hilarious songs and an ingenious script.
Paul Whitehouse said:
“Following four amazing years in the West End, I’m thrilled we are announcing today that Only Fools and Horses The Musical is going on tour.
I’ve long been asked by many fans when this might happen, so I’m delighted to confirm that the show will be coming to a theatre near you from September next year.
All of the characters we know and love from the Only Fools television series will be live on stage, as we take Peckham on the road! Bonnet de douche!”
The Sun awarded five stars, hailing it “One Del of a show!” which I think is probably the exact same review headline I would have gone for had I reviewed it!
The Daily Mirror said it was “a treat for Trotter fans” in their five-star review and The Sunday Times bestowedfour stars upon the musical and remarked that “Only Fools is a blast from our wide-boy past. A hearty stage adaptation of the 1980s BBC television comedy”.
Evening Standard also awarded four stars, complimenting the “unashamedly British night out. A jubilant lovely jubbly!”.
While the Daily Mail urged its readers to “raise a glass of ‘Tittinger’ to Del Boy and Rodney as Only Fools and Horses storms the West End!”
With musical contributions from the iconic Chas & Dave, the beloved theme tune as you’ve never heard it before, and an array of brand-new songs full of character and cockney charm, you’re guaranteed to have a right ol’ knees-up! Only Fools and Horses The Musical is a feel-good family celebration of traditional working-class London life in 1989 and the aspirations we all share.
So don’t delay, get on the blower, and get a ticket for a truly cushty night out – only a 42 carat PLONKER would miss it!
Casting will be announced in early 2024.