Only Fools and Horses: The musical
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 September 2011
Classic BBC sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses' is set to be turned into a musical, according to actress Sue Holderness
'Only Fools and Horses' is set to be turned into a musical.
The classic TV comedy - starring Sir David Jason as wheeler dealer Del Boy Trotter and Nicholas Lyndhust as his hapless younger brother Rodney - could become a stage show in London's West End and actress Sue Holderness thinks it would be a huge hit.
Sue - who played Marlene Boyce in the BBC sitcom - said: "We've often talked about a musical version. There is now a very strong possibility of it coming to the stage. I would be fine with going back in."
Sue thinks Sir Ian McKellan should play Grandad - who was portrayed by Lennard Pearce in the TV show until his death in 1984, when Buster Merryfield was brought in to play Del and Rodney's Uncle Albert - while she wants Ronnie Wood to compose the music.
She added: "We could get Ian McKellen as Grandad, and Anthony Hopkins would make a brilliant Uncle Albert.
"Ronnie Wood could do the music as he's always been a huge fan."
'Only Fools and Horses' - which was set in Peckham, south London - is one of the most popular shows in UK history and the 1996 Christmas episode 'Time On Our Hands' attracted 24.3 million viewers, the highest British audience for a sitcom episode.