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Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening!

Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening!. Image shows left to right: Ingrid Lacey, Jeff Rawle, Robert Duncan, Stephen Tompkinson, Susannah Doyle, Victoria Wicks, Neil Pearson
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  • 31st Jan 2024 - 8th Jun 2024

BREAKING NEWS: 30 years since the launch of the trailblazing, 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 the original cast members Stephen Tompkinson, Neil Pearson, Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey, Jeff Rawle, and Victoria Wicks, the iconic BAFTA and Emmy award-winning TV comedy is reimagined for the stage in this brand-new production which will tour the UK from January 2024, directed by Lindsay Posner.

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.

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.

2024 dates

Wednesday 31 January - Saturday 3 February
Richmond Theatre

Tuesday 6 February - Saturday 10 February
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Tuesday 13 February - Saturday 17 February
The Lowry, Greater Manchester

Tuesday 20 February - Saturday 24 February
New Theatre, Cardiff

Tuesday 27 February - Saturday 2 March
Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tuesday 5 March - Saturday 9 March
Theatre Royal Brighton

Tuesday 12 March - Saturday 16 March
Milton Keynes Theatre

Tuesday 19 March - Saturday 23 March
Leicester Curve

Tuesday 26 March - Saturday 30 March
Theatre Royal Bath

Tuesday 9 April - Saturday 13 April
Leeds Grand Theatre

Tuesday 16 April - Saturday 20 April
The Alexandra, Birmingham

Tuesday 23 April - Saturday 27 April
Nottingham Theatre Royal

Tuesday 30 April - Saturday 4 May
Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tuesday 7 May - Saturday 11 May
Norwich Theatre Royal

Tuesday 14 May - Saturday 18 May
Liverpool Playhouse

Tuesday 21 May - Saturday 25 May
Newcastle Theatre Royal

Tuesday 28 May - Saturday 1 June
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tuesday 4 June - Saturday 8 June
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Credits

Stephen Tompkinson Damien Day
Neil Pearson Dave Charnley
Susannah Doyle Joy Merryweather
Robert Duncan Gus Hedges
Ingrid Lacey Helen Cooper
Jeff Rawle George Dent
Victoria Wicks Sally Smedley
Andy Hamilton Writer
Guy Jenkin Writer
Lindsay Posner Director
Peter McKintosh Production Designer
Peter Mumford Lighting Designer

Press

  1. 20th March: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening review (British Theatre Guide)
  2. 6th March: Review: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! (London Theatre 1)
  3. 6th March: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening review (The Latest)
  4. 29th February: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening review (Fairy Powered Productions)
  5. 26th February: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening review (The Real Chrisparkle)
  6. 16th February: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening review (A Young(ish) Perspective)
  7. 16th February: "We're going back to silly": what's the next turn for British comedy in era of nostalgia? (The Guardian)
  8. 14th February: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening review (North West End UK)
  9. 7th February: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening review (The Reviews Hub)
  10. 6th February: Drop The Dead Donkey: reviving an iconic 1990s hit for the stage (The Stage)
  11. 31st January: Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening review (Chortle)

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