“Baby Reindeer was one of the biggest hits of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and has been hugely popular so far in London. Written and performed by comedian Richard Gadd, it follows the true story of his experience with a stalker. A really clever & eye opening show that makes you rethink your understanding of the story as it happens...”
“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.”
When Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Richard Gadd (Monkey See Monkey Do) offers a free cup of tea to a stranger, what appears to be a trivial interaction has ramifications far wider than he could ever have imagined.
Fresh from a world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, Baby Reindeer is an unmissable debut play and chilling personal narrative exploring obsession, delusion, and the aftermath of a chance encounter. Directed by Olivier Award Winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam).
Cruelly cool and pitched perfectly, Gadd has transitioned from comedy to theatre with a disgraceful grace
Recounting his experiences with a stalker, the comedian seems to live the horror afresh in a gripping show
Comedian Richard Gadd moves into theatre with a stunning, intense performance
You’ll flinch until your eyes hurt
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
Too much aggression for such a small space
Award-winning comedian Richard Gadd turns to theatre to share his gripping ordeal in the claws of a frightening stalker
Searingly personal work from Richard Gadd feels like a radical gesture
The harrowing true story of a female stalker who sent 40,000 emails
Provocative one-man show about a stalker by stand-up comedian Richard Gadd is darkly exciting
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