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Only Fools and Horses musical extends West End run

The piece will continue its run at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Paul Whitehouse, Ryan Hutton and Tom Bennett in Only Fools and Horses
Paul Whitehouse, Ryan Hutton and Tom Bennett in Only Fools and Horses
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The Only Fools and Horses musical has extended its West End run.

The piece, based on the classic TV series of the same name, is written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, the son of Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan. Whitehouse also stars in the musical as Grandad.

It began previews at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 9 February and will have its opening night on 19 February. The musical has extended its run until 28 September, with tickets on sale now. Casting from 29 July is to be announced.

Currently appearing alongside Whitehouse are Tom Bennett as Del Boy, Ryan Hutton as Rodney, Dianne Pilkington as Raquel, Pippa Duffy as Cassandra, Jeff Nicholson as Boycie, Samantha Seager as Marlene, Peter Baker as Trigger, Adrian Irvine as Denzil, Pete Gallagher and Adam Venue as the Driscoll Brothers, Chris Kiely as Mickey Pearce and Andy Mace as Mike.

The music is written by Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan with additional music by John Sullivan and Chas Hodges. The show is directed and choreographed by Caroline Jay Ranger, with set and costume design by Liz Ascroft, musical supervision and arrangement by Stuart Morley, lighting by Richard G Jones, sound by Rory Madden and casting by David Grindrod.