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Paul Whitehouse to reprise West End role in the UK and Ireland tour of Only Fools and Horses The Musical

Updated: May 9

Paul Whitehouse as Grandad in Only Fools and Horses the musical

Only Fools and Horses the musical cast news:

It has been announced that comedy legend Paul Whitehouse will reprise his role as Grandad in the smash hit Only Fools and Horse musical on tour.

Only Fools and Horses the musical is touring to Glasgow Theatre Royal and Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2024!

Only Fools and Horses the musical UK Tour cast news

Written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, fully endorsed by the Sullivan estate

Based on the programme ‘Only Fools and Horses’ written by John Sullivan

Original music - Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan

Additional music - John Sullivan & Chas Hodges

Director - Caroline Jay Ranger

Musical Supervisor & Arranger - Stuart Morley


Comedy giant Paul Whitehouse is to reprise his West End starring role as the lovable Grandad in the UK and Ireland tour of the smash hit show Only Fools and Horses The Musical. The show tours to the Edinburgh Playhouse Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 November 2024.


Direct from a record-breaking sold-out four-year run in London’s West End, the 10-month tour kicks off in Bromley on 23 September and then travels to over 30 towns and cities across the country, before culminating in Dublin at the end of June 2025.


Paul Whitehouse says “We had four amazing years in the West End playing to packed out houses every night, so it’s an honour to take Only Fools on the road to towns and cities up and down the country from September this year. I’m delighted to return to the role of Grandad once more – I’ve really missed him - and audiences will also get to see all the other hilarious characters they know and love from the television series live on stage at their local theatre. We can't wait to see you. Mange Tout! Mange Tout!”

The West End cast of Only Fools and Horses the musical

 Directed by the originating West End director Caroline Jay Ranger, and based on John Sullivan’s legendary record-breaking television show, this critically acclaimed home-grown musical spectacular features cherished material from Britain’s best loved TV series. With a script and original score written by John’s son, Jim Sullivan and 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.


This major UK and Ireland tour of Only Fools and Horses The Musical will feature Del Boy, Rodney, Grandad, Cassandra, Raquel, Boycie, Marlene, Trigger, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman, the Driscoll Brothers and all the gang. Further casting will be announced shortly.


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!

★  ★  ★  ★  ★

“One Del of a Show!”

The Sun


  ★  ★  ★ 

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

Daily Mirror


★  ★  ★  ★

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



★  ★  ★  ★

"Only Fools is a blast from our wide-boy past.

A hearty stage adaptation of the 1980’s BBC Television comedy"

Sunday Times 

Only Fools and Horses the musical UK Tour cast news

Only Fools and Horses the musical cast news: It has been announced that comedy legend Paul Whitehouse will reprise his role as Grandad in the smash hit Only Fools and Horse musical on tour.


*Paul Whitehouse is scheduled to perform at these venues



23rd – 28th September

Bromley Churchill Theatre *

30th September – 5th October

Southend Cliffs Pavilion *

7th– 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 Eventim Apollo *

27th – 31st December

Hammersmith Eventim Apollo *

2nd – 5th January

Hammersmith Eventim Apollo *

6th – 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

Leeds Grand 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 Winter Gardens *

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

Northampton Derngate 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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