Comedy giant Paul Whitehouse has announced the smash hit Only Fools and Horses The Musical is hitting the road in 2024 and 2025 for a major tour - and its coming to Southend.

Based on John Sullivan’s legendary record-breaking television show, this critically acclaimed musical spectacular features material from Britain’s best loved TV series.

With a script and original score written by John’s son, Jim Sullivan and comedian and actor Paul Whitehouse, the classic comedy is brought to life on stage - featuring Del Boy, Rodney, Grandad, Cassandra, Raquel, Boycie, Marlene, Trigger, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman, the Driscoll Brothers and all the gang.

The tour kicks off in Bromley in September 2024, with the Trotters coming to Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion on September 30 to October 5. The tour will travel to more than 30 towns and cities up and down the country.

Paul Whitehouse (pictured above) said: "Following four amazing years in the West End, I'm thrilled we are announcing today that Only Fools and Horses The Musical is going on tour.

"I've long been asked by many fans when this might happen, so I'm delighted to confirm that the show will be coming to a theatre near you from September next year.

"All of the characters we know and love from the Only Fools television series will be live on stage, as we take Peckham on the road! Bonnet de douche!"

Casting will be announced in early 2024. Tickets for the Cliffs shows go on sale on Monday at