Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Only Fools and Horses the Musical Tickets

4.7/5 - based on 43 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 8 February 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Starring: Paul Whitehouse, Ryan Hutton, Tom Bennett
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About Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Important Information

Best availability from June. If you are looking for weekend performances, the best availability can be found from July

Cast from 24 June 2019 to be confirmed. 

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 8 February 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Starring:

Paul Whitehouse, Ryan Hutton, Tom Bennett

Only Fools and Horses the Musical description

Only Fools and Horses The Musical – Cushty!

Trigger's dodgy briefcases. Del Boy and Rodney break the chandelier. The broom gag. Batman and Robin costumes... oh, the memories. TV's Only Fools and Horses delighted several generations and still rates as one of Britain's funniest ever, best-loved, most often quoted sitcoms. Now it's due in theatreland and the anticipation is mounting fast. Don't miss this hilariously silly, delightfully fun show.

Add the brilliant Paul Whitehouse, who wrote The Fast Show (suits you, Sir!) and is apparently Jonny Depp's favourite ever comedian, to the mix and you're in for even more of a treat. He's the co-writer along with Jim Sullivan, the son of the sitcom's original creator John Sullivan. And the show takes place at a stunningly lovely venue, the magnificent Theatre Royal Haymarket, from February 2019.

The show features 20 dazzlingly silly new tunes and the late Chas Hodges, from the Cockney duo Chas and Dave, played a part in composing them. John Sullivan died in 2011, while working on the show, but it has been wholeheartedly, fully endorsed by his Estate.

The original TV characters were played by Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Lennard Pearce. For the musical Paul Whitehouse plays the part of Grandad, and you can bet your bottom dollar that'll be a giggle. Tom Bennett plays Del Boy and Ryan Hutton plays Rodney.

The musical combines classic scenes from the original TV show with new material and new gags. It also stars old favourites Boycie, Trigger, Marlene and Denzil. Set in the year 1989 the plot sees Del and Rodney in love with Raquel and Cassandra against a Peckham landscape that's changing fast. The writers have been as faithful as possible to the feel of the series, but have also crowbarred in some contemporary issues in a seriously clever way.

The dazzling legacy of Only Fools and Horses is being admirably carried on thanks to this heart-warming and extremely funny show. It's packed with favourite moments from the TV show, including the infamous chandelier scene. Laugh? You'll laugh yourself silly. What a great British treat.

Who is this show for?
This show is recommended for people aged 12 and above.

Next Performances for Only Fools and Horses the Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
tomorrow18th Jun 2019 7:30pm

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT GB

Paul Whitehouse , Ryan Hutton , Tom Bennett
Wednesday19th Jun 2019 2:30pm

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT GB

Paul Whitehouse , Ryan Hutton , Tom Bennett
Wednesday19th Jun 2019 7:30pm

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT GB

Paul Whitehouse , Ryan Hutton , Tom Bennett
Thursday20th Jun 2019 7:30pm

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT GB

Paul Whitehouse , Ryan Hutton , Tom Bennett
Friday21st Jun 2019 7:30pm

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT GB

Paul Whitehouse , Ryan Hutton , Tom Bennett
Saturday22nd Jun 2019 2:30pm

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT GB

Paul Whitehouse , Ryan Hutton , Tom Bennett

Only Fools and Horses the Musical reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 43 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (72%)
Families (79%)
Teenagers (72%)
Couples (86%)
Theatregoers (91%)
Latest customer reviews
Naimisha
Lively, funny musical

You would have to appreciate British humour to enjoy the show. Lively music with excellent singing. Great costumes, stage sets and lighting. Fabulous acting.

Reviewed on 06 June 2019 by , Pinner, United Kingdom

Rachel
A good show but awful seats - seated in the gallery but no one said you have to sit on hard benches!!

These tickets were a Christmas present from the family. The show was excellent but because of the seating it was so far away you could not see much. Uncomfortable seats not even proper seats - where does it say that in my booking. Disgraceful!! We will attempt to go back again and have better seats next time but the show is v popular so may not get a chance again

Reviewed on 02 June 2019 by , Southfleet, United Kingdom

jason
Go and see

Seats not bad but it was a great show

Reviewed on 31 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Joanne
Just brilliant

Apart from the uncomfortable seats, this show was absolutely brilliant! All the OFAH comedy classics were in there. All the actors were fantastic, but Del boy was particularly incredible! We loved every minute.

Reviewed on 29 May 2019 by , Wokingham, United Kingdom

john
best show in west end

Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by , Luton, United Kingdom

Edel
Bonnay Da Doosh

Scenery and actors are hilarious Good old English comedy for family entertainment

Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by , Gravesend, United Kingdom

Anne
Must See

Really enjoyed this show and would certainly recommend it to friends and family. Cast were extremely realistic and they managed to incorporate all the highlights of the original show with a twist or two.

Reviewed on 16 May 2019 by , Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Sally
A must see show

A must see show particularly for those who know and watched the TV series.

Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by , Lydd, United Kingdom

Angela
Very Well Presented

Like many thousands of others I am a great fan of Only Fools, therefore I had to see this show. I wasn't disappointed and there were a lot of laughter from start to finish. The cast was very life like, however, I did feel that the oldest Driscoll brother was too much like Roy Slater and this spoilt it for me. Del Boy was very good, but resembled Harry Enfield. For me the star of the show was Rodney. Was nice to see the three wheeler and the chandelier.

Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Tracie
Lovely jubbly

The show is fantastic from start to finish. It will make you laugh out loud. The story is very relatable to the series. I will be back to see it again soon.

Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by , Chester, United Kingdom

John
Casting could not have been any closer to the series loved it

Ryan Hutton was outstanding as Rodney So much going on the whole stage was used to its full potential and the memories of the series The ensembles were all brilliant , Oscar Colon-Morrey was energetic watch out for him

Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by , Hampshire, United Kingdom

Denise
A must if you enjoy Only Fools & Horses

Would definitely recommend this show for fans of this iconic tv sit com, might be hard to follow for viewers from overseas who do not understand the British comedy.

Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by , Loughborough, United Kingdom

Alexander

I didn‘t understand everything since there was a lot of dialect in it and I didn‘t know the TV-Show. But apart from that it seemed a jolly good show.

Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by , Winterthur, Switzerland

Chloe
A HILARIOUS sketch which pays such wonderful tribute to the iconic programme.

Reviewed on 17 April 2019 by , Newark, United Kingdom

Elizabeth
Great fun!

The show was great. Paul Whitehouse was amazing. All the characters had mastered the voices and looks. Would recommend it. However was seated in the gallery and it was very uncomfortable and hot. Otherwise a great show.

Reviewed on 12 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Adrian
A good tribute show

If you are a fan of the tv series definitely your going to enjoy the trip down memory lane however that’s all it is and the theatre was terribly cramped and so uncomfortable to really enjoy the experience, overpriced unfortunately

Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by , Barnstaple, United Kingdom

ALISTAIR
OK but much less than expectation

The theatre venue is excellent and being small gave excellent viewing. The story line is an exciting compilation of scenes from old TV series. My main issue was that the humour was tame, few funny parts and zero raucous applause. We were in the stalls row E and for £140 per matinee ticket we felt value for money was not great. Show is overal OK but not special and lacked depth of quality hence our disappointment as it was nowhere near as sharp and special as the old TV episodes. Would score 6/10

Reviewed on 04 April 2019 by , Hayling Island, United Kingdom

Claire
A truly brilliant homage to the best TV comedy ever!

This is one of the best and most enjoyable productions I have seen. It was true to the original TV comedy and was brilliantly, laugh-out-loud throughout. The actors played their parts to perfection and really brought alive the original characters from the much loved TV show. Superbly acted with brilliant dialogue delivery throughout, I would willingly go and see it again and I highly recommend the show to everyone whether An Only Fools aficionado or not. This is entertainment at its very best.

Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by , Bracknell, United Kingdom

Judith
A must see

This is a must see for all fans of the tv series. Absolutely spot-on cast

Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by , Wisbech, United Kingdom

Dorothy
Fun filled show

An excellent show. Haven't laughed so much for ages. Well worth seeing if you've watched the TV programme.

Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by , Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Nichola
Lovely Jubbly

Absolutely brilliant show. Music and choreography were top notch. The characters were played brilliantly and the show had great references to the tv series. I would definitely recommend this to anyone whether a seasoned Only Fools and Horses fan or someone who has only seen the odd episode.

Reviewed on 26 March 2019 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Julie
Must see

Fantastic show. Well written and performed. Highly recommend to all Only Fools fans.

Reviewed on 19 March 2019 by , Newdigate, United Kingdom

Matthew

This was a fantastic show and tom Bennett was outstanding as del boy

Reviewed on 19 March 2019 by , Studley, United Kingdom

Teresa
A brilliant adaptation!

Well worth a visit, good musical and great entertainment for all

Reviewed on 17 March 2019 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Eric
Fantastic true to every aspect required to make a truly wonderful show congratulations

Reviewed on 14 March 2019 by , Nailsea Bristol, United Kingdom

Emma
Brilliant

From start to finish the show was great, kept you interested and intrigued

Reviewed on 13 March 2019 by , Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Sarah
Amazing

It was really funny people sounded so like the orginal characters didn't won't it to end

Reviewed on 08 March 2019 by , Mansfield, United Kingdom

Marcello

The show was missing new material. Most of the jokes are classic lines from the series and it was disappointing to hear them re used

Reviewed on 03 March 2019 by , Market Harborough, United Kingdom

John
Great

Very good show

Reviewed on 24 February 2019 by , Kenton, United Kingdom

Raymond
Cushty

Very cleverly written show incorporating lots of the well known events, sayings etc. It was so good that I forgot it was a musical (which I’m not keen on)

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by , Alzingen, Luxembourg

Androulla
Only Fools & Horses Must See Musical!

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Claire
Very funny, just like the original!!

Actors impersonated Del Boy, Rodney etc perfectly! Didn’t stop laughing. Storyline great getting in some iconic Only Fools and Horses moments. Fantastic scenery and so clever how they changed it. I want to see it again!!

Reviewed on 22 February 2019 by , Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Leslie

A fantastic show, therefore a fantastic evening. Great cast, great production. The perfect surprise gift for my wife's 60th. Congratulations to the whole team and a well deserved standing ovation. Thankyou.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by , Wallington, United Kingdom

21 Feb
2019
Phil Willmott

Review: ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES at The Theatre Royal, Haymarket

by Phil Willmott | Thursday, February 21 2019, 20:07

Only Fools and Horses the Musical They seem an odd match, the opulent, elegant Theatre Royal, Haymarket and the BBC TV comedy Only Fools and Horses which dominated the television schedules in the late 1980s.

Review: ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES at The Theatre Royal, Haymarket