Only Fools and Horses: The musical

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 September 2011
Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness

Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness

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.

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