Further casting announced for Only Fools and Horses
| By Ephram Ryan
(Updated on Oct 18, 2018)
Further casting has been announced for the highly-anticipated stage incarnation of Only Fools and Horses, which is highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful television programmes of all time. The newly added cast members join the previously announced Paul Whitehouse as Grandad, Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney.
Pictured (from left to right): Dianne Pilkington, Pippa Duffy and Jeff Nicholson
Set to star alongside Tom Bennett, Ryan Hutton and Paul Whitehouse are Dianne Pilkington as Raquel, Pippa Duffy as Cassandra, and Jeff Nicholson as Boycie. The cast also stars Adam Venus and Pete Gallagher as The Driscoll Brothers, Adrian Irvine as Denzil, Andy Mace as Mike the Barman, Chris Kiely as Mickey Pearce, Peter Baker as Trigger, and Samantha Seager as Marlene.
The late John Sullivan, creator of the original Only Fools and Horses, was reportedly eyeing a musical adaptation of the series before he eventually passed away. His legacy is carried on by his son, Jim Sullivan, who together with Paul Whitehouse wrote the stage musical. The show is set to feature music from Chas n Dave, as well as updated versions of the TV series’ iconic theme songs.
Further Only Fools and Horses cast and creatives include the show’s director, Caroline Jay Ranger, as well as Andrew Bryant, Bradley John, Chris Bennett, Lee Van Geleen, Lisa Bridge, Melanie Marshall, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, and Samantha Lane, who complete the ensemble.
The musical will pay homage to the original television series by featuring many of its cherished material. Audiences will be taken back to 1989 when the London yuppie invasion was at its peak. Themes of romance take front and centre as Del Boy (Tony Bennett) is on the search for love, Rodney (Ryan Hutton) and Cassandra (Pippa Duffy) are ready to tie the knot, and Trigger (Peter Baker) is getting ready for a hot date. Meanwhile, Boycie (Jeff Nicholson) and Marlene (Samantha Seager) give parenting another go while Grandad decides now is better than never to get his life sorted.
Only Fools and Horses is a celebration of life as a working-class family in a traditional London setting. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the greatest television-to-stage productions of the year!
Only Fools and Horses opens on 11 February 2019 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, where it is booking until 22 June 2019. Buy your tickets sharpish for the best seats in the house when you try our interactive seating plan!
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