Baby Reindeer

Baby Reindeer

Bush Theatre · 09 OCT - 09 NOV

I looked at her, wanting her to laugh. Wanting her to share in the joke. But she didn’t. She just stared. I knew then, in that moment – that she had taken it literally…

“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...”
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3 October 2019  ·  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.”

Overview

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).

Critic reviews

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

WhatsOnStage

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

The Guardian

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

The Stage

You’ll flinch until your eyes hurt

Exeunt

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

The Times

Award-winning comedian Richard Gadd turns to theatre to share his gripping ordeal in the claws of a frightening stalker

Everything Theatre

Searingly personal work from Richard Gadd feels like a radical gesture

Evening Standard

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

The Telegraph

Provocative one-man show about a stalker by stand-up comedian Richard Gadd is darkly exciting

The Arts Desk

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 9 Oct - Sat 9 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 10 mins

Venue

Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road London W12 8LJ London, UK · Get Directions
4.6
out of 5 stars
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