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UK tour of Only Fools and Horses The Musical Announced

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 and 2025 for a major tour of the UK and Dublin.

UK tour of Only Fools and Horses The MusicalBased on John Sullivan’s legendary record-breaking television show, this critically acclaimed home-grown musical spectacular – which played over 1,000 performances at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket – features cherished material from Britain’s best loved TV series. With a script and original score written by John’s son, Jim Sullivan and comedy giant Paul Whitehouse, prepare to get reacquainted with Britain’s most lovable rogues and experience the classic comedy brought to life on stage through an ingenious script and 20 hilarious songs.

Directed by the originating West End director Caroline Jay Ranger, the tour kicks off in Bromley in September 2024 and then travels to over 30 towns and cities up and down the country, before culminating in Dublin at the end of June 2025.

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!

Fans and critics alike praised Only Fools and Horses The Musical in their droves during its triumphant West End run: The Sun awarded five stars, hailing it “One Del of a show!”; the Daily Mirror said it was “a treat for Trotter fans” in their five-star review. The Sunday Times bestowed four stars 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!”

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.

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.

LISTINGS INFORMATION
ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL – UK & DUBLIN TOUR 2024/2025

23rd – 28th September Bromley Churchill Theatre
30th September – 5th October Southend Cliffs Pavilion
07th– 12th October Bradford Alhambra Theatre
14th – 19th October York Grand Opera House
21st – 26th October Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
28th October – 2nd November Glasgow Theatre Royal
4th – 9th November Edinburgh Playhouse
11th – 16th November Manchester Opera House
18th – 23rd November Manchester Opera House
25th – 30th November Sunderland Empire Theatre
2nd – 7th December Stoke Regent Theatre
11th – 14th December Brighton Dome
17th – 23rd December Hammersmith Eventin Apollo
27th – 29th December Hammersmith Eventin Apollo
30th December – 5th January Hammersmith Eventin Apollo
7th – 11th January Ipswich Regent Theatre
13th – 18th January Norwich Theatre Royal
20th – 25th January Llandudno Venue Cymru
27th January – 1st February Bristol Hippodrome
3rd – 8th February Bristol Hippodrome
10th – 15th February Newcastle Theatre Royal
17th – 22nd February Newcastle Theatre Royal
24th February – 1st March Northampton Derngate Theatre
3rd – 8th March Southampton Mayflower Theatre
10th – 15th March Oxford New Theatre
17th – 22nd March Milton Keynes Theatre
24th – 29th March Milton Keynes Theatre
31st March – 5th April Birmingham Hippodrome
7th – 12th April Birmingham Hippodrome
14th – 19th April Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
21st – 26th April Nottingham Concert Hall
28th April – 3rd May Blackpool Grand Opera House
5th – 10th May Truro Hall for Cornwall
12th – 17th May Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
19th – 24th May Plymouth Theatre Royal
26th – 31st May Sheffield City Hall
2nd – 7th June Leeds Grand Theatre
9th – 14th June Liverpool Empire
16th – 21st June Liverpool Empire
23rd – 28th June Belfast Opera House
30th June – 5th July Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre

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