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Andy Mace to play Grandad in Only Fools And Horses

The musical version of the hit TV sitcom is now booking until 8 February 2020.

Producers have confirmed that Andy Mace has taken over the role of Grandad in the West End production of Only Fools and Horses.

Mace takes over the role from Paul Whitehouse, who will be taking a well-earned break, returning to the show in several months time.

Mace has been with the show since its opening, playing Mike The Barman, whilst also covering the role of Grandad.

Phillip Childs will be filling the shoes left by Mace, taking on the Mike The Barman role.

The musical production of Only Fools and Horses is now showing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London.

Tickets are available now for performances up until 8 February 2020


What the critics are saying

“Viva, Hooky Street. C’est Magnifique! A treat for Trotter fans” ***** – Daily Mirror

“This loving, lively homage is an unashamedly British night out. A jubilant lovely jubbly!” **** – Evening Standard

“Call it comfort food for our troubled times, this show serves up some lovely jubbly!” **** – Metro

“Boundless, irrepressible humour. It has heart, wit and warmth by the bucketload.” – Whatsonstage.com

“Absolutely the best punchlines, puns, malapropisms, misunderstandings, and sight gags on the London stage.” – The Guardian

“A blizzard of catchphrases, quotes and characters.” – Time Out


What you need to know

Mais ouis, mais ouis, the world may have changed a lot since we first bid a jovial au revoir to the Trotters of Peckham, but good ‘ol Del Boy, Rodney and the rest of the gang haven’t changed a bit… well, apart from the odd spontaneous bursting into song here, and the occasional dancing across the market, there.

The landmark, record-breaking and top-rated television series Only Fools and Horses, written by the late, great John Sullivan, undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of the British public. Now John’s son, Jim, has teamed up with comedy giant Paul Whitehouse to write and produce a script and score to honour his father’s legacy – recreating the iconic series into a brand-new, home-grown British musical spectacular. So maybe they have changed just a bit.

In this new production, Andy Mace takes centre stage as Grandad, replacing Paul Whitehouse who will return at a later date, uniting with Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney in this unique showstopper. The new production opened at Theatre Royal Haymarket, in the heart of London’s West End in February 2019.

West End star Dianne Pilkington (last seen in Young Frankenstein), stars as Raquel, Pippa Duffy as Cassandra and Jeff Nicholson as Boycie. Marlene will be played by Samantha Seager, Trigger will be played by Peter Baker and Denzil will be played by Adrian Irvine. The Driscoll Brothers is played by Pete Gallagher and Adam Venus, Mickey Pearce is played by Chris Kiely and Mike the Barman is played by Phillip Childs.

Take a look at the hilarious behind-the-scenes trailer below:

 

Featuring cherished material from the TV series, with all the laughs, dodgy dealings and unforgettable moments to boot, Only Fools and Horses – the Musical is set to take audiences on a thrilling drive down memory lane, reacquainting fans of the hit show with some of Britain’s most loveable rogues and unforgettable characters.

With musical contributions from Chas n Dave, the beloved theme tunes as you’ve never heard them before, and an array of comic songs full of character and cockney charm, Only Fools and Horses – the Musical is a feel-good, family celebration of traditional, working-class London life and the aspirations we all share.

Written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, and based on the programme Only Fools And Horses written by John Sullivan with additional music by John Sullivan and Chas Hodges, and fully endorsed by the Sullivan estate.


The Cushty VIP Package

Mange Tout, Mange Tout, my esteemed and honoured guests! For the first time ever, Trotters Independent Trading Company are unveiling their latest venture – The Cushty Pre-Show VIP Package exclusively at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Come and savour a slap-up pre-show buffet with drinks included, have selfies on stage with members of the cast and take home a free souvenir brochure. All this, plus best seats to see the smash-hit musical. Lovely jubbly!

The Cushty Pre-Show VIP Package is a unique pre-show treat, and perfect for generations both young and old.

Don’t be a plonker, be sure to book the Pre-Show VIP Package including Best Seats to see the musical now.

Head here to book the Cushty VIP Package 


Sound CUSHTY?  Booking until 8 February 2020, tickets for the show are on sale now via Ticketmaster.co.uk

Based on the programme Only Fools and Horses written by John Sullivan
Additional music by John Sullivan & Chas Hodges
Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger

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