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If loveable rogue Del Boy Trotter is one of the guests you dream of inviting to your hypothetical celebrity dinner party, then a British theatre group have created the perfect show for you.
Del & Rodney: The Comedy Dinner Show, which is set to arrive at The Brunton in Musselburgh on Wednesday, November 18 for one night only, promises to give fans of Only Fools and Horses the chance to dine with some of the show’s most iconic characters during a new hilarious and immersive stage show.
Created by Laughlines Ltd, the production is a live situation comedy dining experience which unfolds in real time as the audience enjoy a three-course meal prepared by The Bistro at The Brunton. Professional actors will use improvisation to portray some of the show’s most beloved characters including Del Boy (John Tearney), Rodney (Philip McGuiness), Uncle Albert (Dan Carey) and Trigger (Brian Richardson), interacting with members of the audience as they eat.
It’s the latest dinner show to be created by the group, who have also performed tribute shows based on programmes including Father Ted and Fawlty Towers. In 2011, the group wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a sold-out run of Ted & Co: The Dinner Show.
Starring Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, Only Fools and Horses is one of Britain’s most iconic sitcoms, having made its debut on BBC One back in 1981. The programme, which was written by John Sullivan, follows market trader Del Boy Trotter and his son, Rodney, in their quest to get rich quick. The show continues to attract a cult following and was picked up by Netflicks earlier this year.
Del & Rodney: The Comedy Dinner Show, Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, November 18, 7pm, £35 (ticket includes three course dinner), 0131 665 2240
Words: Amy Anderson