Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
Only Fools and Horses - The Musical

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Only Fools and Horses - The Musical
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
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Our Review 2 / 5

A stage adaptation of the classic British sitcom Only Fools and Horses, co-written by Paul Whitehouse, will return to London's West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from October 2021.

First broadcast on the BBC in 1981, Only Fools and Horses was the quintessential British comedy show. Starring David Jason as South London market trader Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter and Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney, the Peckham brothers spent their lives trying to get rich quick with a number of schemes devised through their company, Trotters Independent Trading Co. Their yellow three-wheeler Reliant Regal is an icon and can be spotted on the odd road across Britain if you’re lucky…

Only Fools and Horses the Musical had its official opening night at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 19th Feb. 2019. Tickets for Only Fools and Horses are available now. 

This new musical, co-written by comedian Paul Whitehouse and son of show's creator, John Sullivan, this production will put these legendary characters onto the West End stage for the very first time. The story will revolve around Del Boy looking for love, Rodney preparing for his marriage to Cassandra, and Grandad taking stock on his life. 

Only Fools and Horses stars Paul Whitehouse as Grandad, Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney. It will also have songs by Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, with additional music by John Sullivan and Chas Hodges (of Chas & Dave, who wrote the original theme tune). 

Broadcasting for seven series until 1991, Only Fools and Horses contained some of British comedy’s funniest gags, including Del Boy’s iconic fall through the bar sketch, the brothers’ run through the streets dressed as Batman and Robin, or any scene involving their friend Trigger, Only Fools and Horses is loved by millions across the UK.

Only Fools and Horses also starred Lennard Pearce as Grandad, Buster Merryfield as Uncle Albert, Tessa Peake-Jones as Del Boy’s love Raquel and John Challis as snobby car salesman Boycie.

The series originally ran for 10 years with a number of specials, and spawned two BBC spin-offs: The Green Green Grass focused on the life of Boycie and his family in the countryside, and Rock and Chips, a prequel written by Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan in 2010.

Book, Lyrics and Original Music by Paul Whitehouse & Jim Sullivan
Based on the programme ‘Only Fools and Horses’ written by John Sullivan
Additional music by John Sullivan & Chas Hodges
Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger

Theatre Royal Haymarket Entry Requirement


You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.

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Covid safety

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This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Previews from |
9th February 2019
Opening date |
19th February 2019
Booking from |
1st October 2021
Available until |
22nd February 2022
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes
Categories |
Suitable for 8+
John Sullivan and Paul Whitehouse
Caroline Jay Ranger
Songs by:
Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, additional music by John Sullivan & Chas Hodges
Richard G Jones
Rory Madden
Liz Ascroft
Denise Ranger
Liz Ascroft
Cast list:
Tom Bennett, Ryan Hutton, Paul Whitehouse.

Theatre Royal Haymarket Venue Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Our Review of Only Fools and Horses - The Musical


With a flurry of transfers arriving from Broadway, I've been wondering where the new British musicals are in the West End; but be careful what you wish for. While the new Broadway shows are all variously progressive - from telling true stories in the marvellous just-opened Come from Away and a principally female-led creative team to tell a story of female empowerment in Waitress to another story of teenage suicide and social media promotion in the forthcoming Dear Evan Hansen... Read more

Latest Only Fools and Horses - The Musical News & Features

Photo credit: Only Fools and Horses cast (Photo courtesy of Neil Reading PR)
Paul Whitehouse to return to ‘Only Fools and Horses: The Musical’ at Theatre Royal Haymarket
Friday, 23 April, 2021, 11:01
Only Fools and Horses: The Musical will reopen in the West End, forming part of the television show’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Only Fools and Horses: The Musical performances resume at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 1 October, with Paul Whitehouse reprising his role. Speaking about the musical’s West End return, Paul Whitehouse said: “I’m over the moon, because finally, the West End is coming back to life and Only Fools and Horses The Musical will return to the...
Photo credit: Only Fools and Horses (Photo courtesy of Only Fools and Horses)
The top 'Only Fools and Horses' television moments on stage
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019, 14:16
Only Fools and Horses was one of the greatest 20th-century sitcoms aired on British screens. The lovable comedy followed the Trotter brothers in London, who'll sell anything in the hopes of becoming rich. First broadcast in 1981, the sitcom ran for seven series over a decade, and was watched by millions nationwide. Now, theatregoers can reunite with Del Boy and Rodney Trotter again in Only Fools and Horses: The Musical, as the garish Reliant Robin is parked in...
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