Cushty! Only Fools and Horses musical has its premiere in London | Ents & Arts News

With loads of mange tout, Chateauneuf du Pape and a sprinkling of creme de la menthe, Del Boy and Rodney have made it to the West Finish.

They is probably not millionaires fairly but, however this time subsequent yr – in any case, there is a foolproof plan to shift fashions of the Leaning Eiffel Tower Of Pisa.

Snug, eh?

It is no imply feat to tackle arguably the nation’s best-loved TV comedy, however writers Paul Whitehouse (who performs Granddad) and Jim Sullivan (son of unique Solely Fools creator John Sullivan) actually have achieved it proud, combining a number of the collection’ most memorable moments with a becoming soundtrack and some gags on Brexit and the gentrification of Peckham thrown in for good measure.

Tom Bennett and Paul Whitehouse as Del Boy and Grandad in the new Only Fools and Horses musical
Paul Whitehouse (R) pictured with Tom Bennett co-wrote the musical

Whitehouse and co-stars Tom Bennett and Ryan Hutton, who play Del and Rodney, have been watched by former stars together with John Challis, the unique Boycie, for the premiere of the present on Tuesday night.

“We have actually loved each minute of it,” Whitehouse advised Sky Information. “It is excessive power, a excessive octane present. We ship all of the gags we will. It is a celebration of Solely Fools and it is a privilege to do…

“However I am knackered. I am not getting any youthful, you already know.”

Paul Whitehouse

Whitehouse: It is a privilege, however I am knackered

Whitehouse mentioned he was decided to do Solely Fools justice when he took on the function, admitting he was “cautious” to begin with and that he needed to honour John Sullivan’s legacy.

And Bennett says it was the “final” strain moving into Del’s footwear – and sheepskin coat.

“However I really feel very honoured and privileged to have that strain placed on me,” he advised Sky Information. “There is just one Del Boy, that is Sir David. He, mixed with John, created this unimaginable character who can be liked endlessly.”

Harry Enfield

Harry Enfield: I requested if I could possibly be in it

The musical centres across the story of when Del meets Raquel, pulling different basic moments into the combo – together with, unsurprisingly, the well-known bar fall.

Jo Brand

Model: I am extra like Granddad

Bennett has Del’s mannerisms and plonker pronunciation right down to a superb artwork, however says he was aware to not make his efficiency an impression.

“You return and also you watch Solely Fools however the trick is to not fall down a rabbit gap… in any other case you may get caught.

“The trick was to take issues I knew and liked about Sir David’s efficiency and cling issues off these catchphrases and mannerisms.

“Should you simply do an impression for 2 hours, I could not do it and the viewers can be bored inflexible.

“Solely Fools is about coronary heart so you have to take care of these characters.”

Ray Winstone

Winstone: Everybody loves Del Boy

David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst did not attend the premiere, with the musical solid members saying they selected to remain out of the highlight.

However the musical definitely will get Boycie’s seal of approval.

John Challis
John Challis was the unique Boycie

Talking after the present, Challis mentioned: “It was very transferring, very humorous, some nice little songs in it.

“Boycie was completely good, I assumed. So I am getting out of the career now.”

And what would Boycie himself make of their West Finish debut? “Properly, he’d be detached and spend most of his time within the bar.”

Pretty jubbly.

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