Only Fools and Horses the Musical will arrive in London next year

8 October 2018, 09:00 | Updated: 8 October 2018, 09:01

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Lovely jubbly!

A musical version of classic sitcom Only Fools and Horses will open in London's West End in early 2019.

The Fast Show star Paul Whitehouse has co-written the musical alongside Only Fools creator John Sullivan's son Jim Sullivan.

Whitehouse will also play Grandad in the stage musical, which opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on February 9.

Phoneshop actor Tom Bennett will play Del Boy, while Rodney will be played by newcomer Ryan Hutton.

Original music has been written by Whitehouse and Sullivan, while additional music will come from the late John Sullivan and Chas and Dave's Chas Hodges, who passed away last month.

The musical was the final project writer John Sullivan was working on before his death in 2011.

Set in 1989, Only Fools and Horses The Musical will feature much-loved scenes from the original TV shows alongside new material.

It will also include memorable regular characters from the TV series, such as Raquel, Cassandra, Boycie, Marlene, Trigger, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman and the Driscoll Brothers.