The Trotters are heading to the West End! This stage adaptation of the beloved 1980s British sitcom Only Fools and Horses will park its yellow Reliant Regal at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2019. It’s bound to be lovely jubbly. Only Fools and Horses took the UK by storm when it debuted on the BBC in 1981, capturing the hearts of the nation with its funny look at working-class life in London. Written by John Sullivan, the sitcom covered the lives of South London market trader Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter, his dopey younger brother Rodney and their elderly Grandad. The Trotters’ hilarious tales of ill-plotted get rich quick schemes led Only Fools and Horses to be named Britain’s Best Sitcom in a 2004 BBC poll. The new musical adaptation of Only Fools and Horses, co-written by Paul Whitehouse and John Sullivan’s son Jim Sullivan, will see the Trotters gracing the stage for the very first time and will take their story back to its roots with Del Boy looking for love and Rodney preparing to get married to his fiancée Cassandra. Matching the iconic original cast of Only Fools and Horses is a tough task, given the pedigree of David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, but this production manages it with aplomb. Whitehouse – known for his roles in The Fast Show and Harry Enfield and Chums - will play Grandad, while Tom Bennett will assume the role of Del Boy. Ryan Hutton will play his younger brother Rodney. Complete with hilarious songs also written by Whitehouse and Sullivan, don’t be a plonker and miss Only Fools and Horses’ arrival to the big stage. It’s going to be cushty.