The Globelink News team are back … DROP THE DEAD DONKEY: THE REAWAKENING! comes to Theatre Royal Nottingham 23-27 April

Original cast and writers of BAFTA® and EMMY® Award-winning TV comedy, reunite for a brand-new stage adaptation of


By Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin

Starring Stephen Tompkinson, Neil Pearson, Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan,Ingrid Lacey, Jeff Rawle, and Victoria Wicks 

UK tour to visit

Theatre Royal Nottingham from 23-27 April 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 PearsonSusannah DoyleRobert DuncanIngrid LaceyJeff 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. The production will visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 April as part of a tour the UK.

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 7 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.” [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.

Information on tickets, tour schedule, and cast and creative team biographies for Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! can be found at


Drop The Dead Donkey

Tuesday 23 April – Saturday 27 April 2024

Theatre Royal Nottingham

£19.50 to £52.50 plus discounts for Members*, Under 26s, and Groups

Age Guidance 12+ Box Office 0115 989 5555

*Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Membership scheme offers benefits including ticket discounts and exclusive pre-sales.  For more information, please visit


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