Perhaps predictably, I have anything but a lovely jubbly time at Only Fools and Horses The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Based on the beloved television show Only Fools & Horses and starring Tom Bennett, Paul Whitehouse and Ryan Hutton, does this musical win over the critics?
Further casting has been announced for Only Fools And Horses The Musical which opens in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 9 February 2019.
Only Fools & Horses will return as a West End musical, previewing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 9 February 2019 (press night is 19 February), with book, lyrics and score co-written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, son of the record-breaking television series creator, the late John Sullivan.
There’s a madcap edge to David Spicer’s new comedy that spoofs so much of modern England.
Stephen Boxer is Gerry Duffy, a middle aged frog farmer who’s been supplying amphibians for dissection in schools for years, but who recently has become the target of animal-liberation activists.
Raising Martha is a production that has been hit by various casting changes, firstly Morgana Robinson was replaced by Game of Throne’s Gwyneth Keyworth and in a less high profile change Jasper Britton was replaced by Stephen Boxer. The production hasn’t suffered for it.
Here’s a tonic for this flat, glum season! Divinely tasteless, bracingly cynical, hootingly funny and directed with pacy intelligence. David Spicer has written what should be a breakthrough play, in a gorgeously black-hearted Ortonesque spirit. Michael Fentiman’s cast could not be better.
Park Theatre’s new Spring Summer 2017 season features an array of new writing across both spaces including several world premiere comedies together with the long-awaited European premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Braodway hit Chinglish, an acclaimed musical revival of Jonathan Larson’s tick tick BOOM! and an all-male staging of A Clockwork Orange.