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Drop The Dead Donkey reawakens


Robert Duncan (rear) is back as the Globelink newsroom's boss Gus Hedges, with his editorial team Susannah Doyle and Neil Pearson (mid-right) then (front l-r), Ingrid Lacey, Jeff Rawle, Stephen Tompkinson and Victoria Wicks
Robert Duncan (rear) is back as the Globelink newsroom's boss Gus Hedges, with his editorial team Susannah Doyle and Neil Pearson (mid-right) then (front l-r), Ingrid Lacey, Jeff Rawle, Stephen Tompkinson and Victoria Wicks

Thirty years since the launch of the trailblazing, smash-hit TV series Drop The Dead Donkey, the Globelink News team is back – live on stage for the first time.

Northern dates so far announced are The Lowry, Salford, February 13-17, 2024; Leeds Grand April 9-13, 2024 and Liverpool Playhouse May 14-18, 2024.

Starring original cast members Stephen Tompkinson, Neil Pearson, Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey (who replaced Haydn Gwynne after a couple of series), Jeff Rawle and Victoria Wicks, the only missing member of the original team is cantankerous anchorman Henry Davenport played by actor David Swift, who died in 2016.

The BAFTA and Emmy award-winning TV comedy's stage version is written by the same writing team of Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, who say: “We’re overjoyed to be working again with the original cast after a brief hiatus of about 30 years. It’s going to be hugely enjoyable to watch those 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.”



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