Les Dennis joins Only Fools And Horses: The Musical

Playing Grandad

Les Dennis is to join the cast of the West End musical version of Only Fools and Horses, it has been announced today.

The comedian and actor will take over the role of grandad from October 3. The role was originally played on stage by Paul Whitehouse, who co-wrote the musical with Jim Sullivan, the son of the sitcom’s creator John, and is currently taken by theatre star Andy Mace

Dennis said: ‘I am so excited... Like everyone else, I would tune in weekly to watch the hilarious exploits of the Trotters and would laugh and cry in equal measure. It was both funny and touching. 

‘Jim Sullivan and Paul Whitehouse have written a wonderful show that beautifully recreates that feel-good era of British comedy. I can’t wait to join the hugely talented cast and be a part of it. Lovely jubbly!’

It has also been announced that the show is extending its run at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a further three months until  January 7. Tickets for the show are available here.

Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, Only Fools And Horses: The Musical has been seen by more 600,000 people since it opened in the West End in February 2019.

The show also stars Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney. Ashleigh Gray plays Raquel; Nicola Munns plays Marlene and Cassandra; Craig Berry plays Boycie; Lee VG plays Trigger; Adrian Irvine plays Denzil; Danny Bayne plays Mickey Pearce and Danny Driscoll; Andrew Bryant plays Mike The Barman and Tony Driscoll.

» Only Fools And Horses: The Musical review

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Published: 15 Jul 2022

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