Only Fools and Horses (London)
Ends Jan 2023 2h 20m
Only Fools and Horses (London)
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Only Fools and Horses (London) London Reviews and Tickets

77%
(69 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
12%
Negative
7%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

About the Show

One of Britain's most loved TV comedies comes to life on stage in a new musical.

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Member Reviews (69)

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52 Reviews | 1 Follower
10
Excruciating, Dated, Banal

See it if you have an unflinching nostalgia for the show and want to hear the same catchphrases and gags over and over again.

Don't see it if you want a show that has any regard for narrative, or one that is funny. The songs, story and jokes were all forgettable and cringy at best. Read more

36 Reviews | 2 Followers
10
Excruciating, Banal

See it if You like to keep brilliant actors in work despite the quality of the material

Don't see it if You have anything else to do. Ironing, staring into middle distance, taking the dog for a walk.

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
60
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are fan of the sitcom. My parents more the age demographic loved it! Songs are fun and cast were funny.

Don't see it if You dont like the sitcom

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Amazing casting, hilarious show - even if you’re not a show lover, you’ll love it

Don't see it if You don’t like only fools

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
68
Funny, Cliched

See it if You knew and loved the tv series. Lots of references to classic gags from it.

Don't see it if You are too young to know the show. Too much will pass you by to make it engaging.

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You loved the show on TV and like musicals, you like to have a laugh

Don't see it if If you didn't like the show on TV, musicals or offended easily with some jokes

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
60
Overrated, Funny, Dated

See it if You are a fan of Only Fools and Horses. Some decent performances and jokes that have stood the test of time.

Don't see it if Songs that feel out of place in a story, that does not naturally lend itself to musical theatre. Too long at 2 and a half hours.

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
74
Funny, Clever, Cliched

See it if You enjoy older British Comedy.

Don't see it if You are adept to modern comedy so won't understand most references.

Critic Reviews (11)

Financial Times (UK)
February 20th, 2019

“There’s little point in describing individual performances, since all are serviceable broad-brush impersonations of the screen characters...Applause came for characters, not performers...As for the songs, they’re an odd mix...The prevailing emotional register is a kind of lukewarm sentimentality...The evening is basically a polite nostalgia-fest: certainly not for the era, and perhaps not even for the series itself so much as the feelings it engendered.”
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Time Out London
October 1st, 2021

It’s affectionate fun. There are some good gags – including an early tease of Del’s bar fall – and the sitcom's iconic theme tune works well as a refrain (sung by the cast) for the twinkly cheekiness of this show’s tone.
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 20th, 2019
For a previous production

It’s not half as entertaining as the original pratfall. But if you ever wanted to see it in the flesh, here’s your chance. Nuff said.
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London Theatre
February 19th, 2019
For a previous production

Just how much you warm to it will largely depend on your wish to revisit a beloved TV series in this new but hardly revelatory format.
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The Times (UK)
February 20th, 2019
For a previous production

What are the rules here? It’s a well-meaning evening but it needs a generous audience.
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The Stage (UK)
February 20th, 2019
For a previous production

The result is a show that shouldn’t work and often doesn’t, but is enjoyable all the same.
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The Independent (UK)
February 20th, 2019
For a previous production

The crucial thing missing from this funny musical is any truly compelling reason why Del Boy and Rodney have to burst into song.
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The London Evening Standard
February 20th, 2019
For a previous production

In an era of international musicals, this unashamedly British night out is a change and a treat.
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