The Original Cast of ‘Drop the Dead Donkey’ Is Reuniting for a New Stage Production

Drop the Dead Donkey, a popular Channel 4 comedy from the 1990s, will be brought back to the stage with its original cast.

The classic comedy show Drop the Dead Donkey, which ran for six successful seasons from 1990 to 1998, is coming back to the stage with the original group members.

Set in the fake TV newsroom of GlobeLink News, the show followed the daily adventures of editor George Den and his team, which included famous characters like Gus Hedges, Damian Day, and Sally Smedley.

Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, who made the show, wrote the play called Drop the Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! It will take the characters on a journey into the high-pressure world of modern 24-hour news gathering, where they will have to deal with fake news, social media, and acting prime ministers.

Stephen Tompkinson, Neil Pearson, Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey, Jeff Rawle, and Victoria Wicks, who were all in the original group, are getting back together to bring these well-known characters back to life on stage.

The show will travel around the UK from January to June. It will start at the Richmond Theatre and end at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Stephen Tompkinson, who played the enthusiastic reporter Damian, said, “What excites me the most is being back with the cast – we’ve known each other for 30-odd years and this is a whole new adventure.”