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Drop The Dead Donkey returns in live stage show

30 years since the launch of the smash-hit TV series Drop The Dead Donkey, the Globelink News team are back, and now live on stage for the very first time.

Starring original cast members Stephen Tompkinson, Neil Pearson, Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey, Jeff Rawle, and Victoria Wicks, alongside Julia Hills, Kerena Jagpal and Adam Morris the iconic BAFTA and Emmy award-winning TV comedy is reimagined for the stage in this brand-new production directed by Derek Bond.

Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! will be touring nationwide, with Northern stop offs in Sheffield, Salford, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle from February until June.

The production, returning us to the fictional and frequently madcap Globelink newsroom, is written by the same award-winning writing team as the original sitcom, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.

The writers said: “We’re overjoyed to be working again with the original cast of Drop The Dead Donkey, after a brief hiatus of about 30 years. It’s going to be hugely enjoyable to watch those seven funny, flawed characters from Globelink News being plunged into the cutthroat world of modern 24-hour news gathering and trying to navigate their way through the daily chaos of social media, fake news, and Interim Prime Ministers.”

Drop The DEad Donkey ran for six series on Channel 4 from 1990-1998. It picked up awards at the BAFTAs and the British Comedy Awards and, in 2000, was ranked 94 on the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes list compiled by the British Film Institute. Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! promises to once again expose the underside of the broadcast news industry in all its riotous glory.

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