Baby Reindeer

Baby Reindeer


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22 January 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Don’t hesitate, just go because Richard Gadd’s brilliantly crafted one man show is such a slippery, crazy little thing. Creepy too as it tells the story of how Gadd fell victim to a stalker. Under Jon Brittain’s canny direction this operates like a hunt for the truth, or a thriller that drip feeds us information like water torture, as it becomes apparent that Gadd’s relationship with his tormentor is not as simple as that of the stalked and stalker. Her obsession becomes his obsession too, not least because the police don’t take the threat seriously. What’s so clever about the show is the way that it constantly makes you re-evaluate your perspective on the story. It makes us interrogate the very act of storytelling itself as it questions its own narrative. A lethal hour.”
“A sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and Bush Theatre, this is one of the sharpest shows hitting the West End this year. Fiercely clever, funny in places and rivetingly tense in others - this is well worth your time.”


When award-winning comedian Richard Gadd offers a stranger a free cup of tea, he has no sense of the nightmare to come. One act of kindness. Six years of torment.

The sell-out smash hit of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Baby Reindeer is the “blistering” debut play (Telegraph) from Richard Gadd (Monkey See Monkey Do, Netflix's ‘Sex Education’). Directed by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam), this is a chilling personal account of compulsion, delusion and obsession. Some admirers simply won’t be shaken off. “A haunted, haunting hour.”

Critic reviews

The harrowing true story of a female stalker who sent 40,000 emails

The Telegraph

Too much aggression for such a small space

The Times

You’ll flinch until your eyes hurt


Comedian Richard Gadd moves into theatre with a stunning, intense performance

The Stage

An exquisitely crafted 65 minutes: what’s so clever about the show is the way that it constantly makes you re-evaluate your perspective on the story

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Recounting his experiences with a stalker, the comedian seems to live the horror afresh in a gripping show

The Guardian

Cruelly cool and pitched perfectly, Gadd has transitioned from comedy to theatre with a disgraceful grace


Date & time

Show ended
Thu 2 Apr - Sat 2 May, 7pm, 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 5 mins


West Street WC2H 9ND London, UK · Get Directions
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