Marlene hopes Del Boy will catch this week’s Waterside run

Sue Holderness with William Gaminara in Less Than Kind
Sue Holderness with William Gaminara in Less Than Kind

Actress Sue Holderness, best known as Marlene in evergreen comedy Only Fools and Horses, hopes star of the show David Jason will take time out to catch her at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre this week.

Sue is performing in Terence Rattigan’s romantic comedy Less Than Kind. It’s set in 1944, and she’s a widow caught between her teenage son and her new beau.

The comedy legend who counts Del Boy Trotter as just one of his peerless creations lives locally and Sue said: “I’m certainly hoping to persuade David to come.

“I’ve seen him quite a lot recently because we had the terrible tragedy of the death of John Sullivan, who created Only Fools and Horses. We were all at the funeral, and have met again since.”

Sue says audience reaction to Less Than Kind has been extremely positive. “It is a very touching play,” she said. “Underlying the comedy there is raw passion. I’ve seen hankies out in the audience.

“It is a very happy company, I’m wildly blessed by leading man William Gaminara who appeared on TV in Silent Witness. He is one of the handsomest men in the business and I get to kiss him every night!”

The play opens tomorrow and runs until Saturday, June 29 with evening and matinee performances. Tickets from £10, call the box office on 0844 871 7607.