The dead donkey drops in

ONE of the greatest television comedies of the 1990s has been revived with the original cast . Originally screened on Channel 4 between 1990 and 1998, the BAFTA-winning Drop The Dead Donkey ran for 65 episodes across six series, and now it’s back in a live theatre production, coming to Bath Theatre Royal from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th March. .

The topical sitcom, which was written and filmed close to the time of broadcast, was watched by millions. The new stage version, Drop the Dead Donkey: The Reawakening, by the award-winning team behind the television series, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, brings the seven memorable and deeply flawed Globelink newsroom characters back into the cut-throat world of the 24-hour news cycle.

Returning to their roles are Stephen Tompkinson as Damien, Neril Pearson as Dave, Susannah Doyle as Joy, Robert Duncan as Gus, Ingrid Lacey as Helen, Jeff Rawle as George and Victoria Wicks as Sally. The show is directed by Derek Bond.