Preview: Only Fools and Boycie at Hexham Queen’s Hall
Boycie (John Challis) comes to the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham
Only Fools and Boycie
Hexham Queen’s Hall Arts Centre
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Only Fools and Horses star John Challis, a household name for his portrayal of used car dealer Boycie in the hit TV show, is coming to Hexham with his one-man theatre show, on tour nationally this autumn.
John, who has also appeared in ITV comedy Benidorm, and headlined the Only Fools spin-off comedy The Green Green Grass, will be visiting more than 30 theatres between September 12 and November 11 and is stopping off in Hexham on Tuesday 24 September.
The show draws on anecdotes and behind-the scenes secrets from John’s colourful career which spans more than 50 years, in theatre, on television, and in several movies.
John says: “In the show, I talk about my Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, my memorable encounter with The Beatles, and recall tales from my time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics. And afterwards, I stop to sign autographs and pose for selfies. I’ve been so lucky to be part of something like Only Fools and Horses, and I never forget that it’s the people who turned their tellies on, who put us where we are.“
“It’s great to get the chance to go out on the road and meet the people who have been following us for so long. Even after all this time there is still such a huge love for the show, and it’s rarely off our TV screens. I have also been lucky enough to appear in Benidorm, which has turned into another cult show, and one of my fondest TV memories was appearing alongside Tom Baker in what has become one of the famous Doctor Who stories. So there are no shortage of tales to tell from my career – but I also like to open up part of the second half of the show to the audience, so they can ask me questions.”
The show also includes a chance to meet and greet John at the end of the performance, for autographs and pictures.
Only Fools and Boycie will be at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham on Tuesday 24 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18.00 and available from the Box Office 01434 652477 or online at www.queenshall.co.uk