Drop The Dead Donkey: at Leeds Grand Theatre 9 – 13 April

Thirty years after the launch of the smash hit TV series, the Globelink News team are back and live on stage for the first time, starring original cast members and written by the original writing team.

Original cast members Stephen Tompkinson, Neil Pearson, Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey, Jeff Rawle and Victoria Wicks reprise their roles in the iconic BAFTA and Emmy award-winning TV comedy, reimagined for the stage and directed by Lindsay Posner.

Left to right: Stephen Tompkinson, Robert Duncan, Jeff Rawle, Neil Pearson and Victoria Wicks

Bursting with razor-sharp wit and classic British humour, this hot off the press production is written by the same award-winning writing team as the original hit sitcom, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, who say: “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 newsgathering and trying to navigate their way through the daily chaos of social media, fake news, and Interim Prime Ministers.”

Ingrid Lacey with Jeff Rawle

Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! exposes the underside of the broadcasting industry in all its riotous glory. Whether you’re one of the legions of die-hard fans of the TV sitcom that was watched by millions, or a British comedy fanatic, come and experience this hilarious revival of an all-time comedy classic.

Victoria Wicks with Susannah Doyle

Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 9–Saturday 13 April 2024.

Book tickets online at leedsheritagetheatres.com or call the Box Office on 0113 2430808.

Photography provided by Leeds Grand Theatre.

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