Les Dennis is to join the cast of Only Fools and Horses The Musical in the West End.
Les Dennis will join the company from 3 October starring as the loveable Grandad.
Les Dennis said: “I am so excited to be playing Grandad in ‘Only Fools and Horses The Musical’. 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!”
Also on the cast are Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Ryan Hutton (Rodney), Ashleigh Gray (Raquel), Nicola Munns (Marlene and Cassandra), Craig Berry (Boycie), Lee VG (Trigger), Adrian Irvine (Denzil), Danny Bayne (Mickey Pearce and Danny Driscoll), Andrew Bryant (Mike The Barman and Tony Driscoll).
Completing the company are Christopher Arkeston, Marion Campbell, Wesley Charles, Leanne Garretty, Ian Gareth Jones, Chris Kiely (also Resident Director), Danny Lane, Andy Mace, Melanie Marshall, Gemma McLean, Darry Paul and Mark Pearce.
The news comes alongside the show announcing an extended booking period, now running at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket through to 7 January 2023.
Based on John Sullivan’s iconic TV show, the musical is written by John’s son, Jim Sullivan, and comedy powerhouse Paul Whitehouse.
Join the Trotter family as they take a trip back to 1989, where it’s all kicking off in Peckham. With musical contributions from Chas n 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 knees-up!
Only Fools and Horses The Musical is a feel-good family celebration of traditional working class London life and the aspirations we all share.
Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, the show has been seen by over 600,000 people since it opened in the West End to an array of fantastic reviews from critics and fans alike in February 2019.