As Peckham’s finest wheelers and dealers head “up west” we’re confident they’re in safe hands, given this is comedy powerhouse Paul Whitehouse’s latest offering. Further adding to the musical’s credibility, the Fast Show star has teamed up with Jim Sullivan, son of John Sullivan (who penned the original TV show) to come up with a new script and original score.
Whitehouse takes centre stage as Grandad, with Tom Bennett as the wise-cracking Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as the hapless Rodney. Purists can rest assured: you can take the boys out of Peckham but you can’t take Peckham out of the boys.
From 9 Feb | Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, SW1Y (onlyfoolsmusical.com)