Baby Reindeer

written and performed by Richard Gadd
Francesca Moody Productions in association with Bush Theatre, SEARED Productions and Julie Clare Productions
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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…

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).

“gripping production”
Evening Standard ★★★★★
“a courageous, compelling and deeply affecting performance”
British Theatre Guide ★★★★★
“utterly compelling”
WhatsOnStage ★★★★
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Richard Gadd
Richard is a multi-award winning writer, performer, and actor. His show, Monkey See Monkey Do, won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was also nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation. The show subsequently had several sell-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre, toured the UK and Europe, and had a run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where it was nominated for the 2017 Barry Award and was broadcast on Comedy Central. He subsequently developed a scripted television project based around Monkey See Monkey Do with Kudos Film and Television and Channel Four. His previous shows Waiting for Gaddot, Breaking Gadd, and Cheese & Crack Whores were also fringe hits and all went on to three week runs or more in the Soho Theatre. The former won the Amused Moose Best Show Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and was nominated for a Malcolm Hardee Award For Innovation. In addition, Richard won a Chortle Comedian’s Comedian Award 2017, as well as being nominated for an Off West End theatre award for Best Performer in the same year. Richard is also a successful actor, who starred opposite Daniel Mays in the BAFTA-nominated BBC2 single drama Against the Law – “surely a breakout role for him”, The Guardian. Other key acting credits include C4’s Humans Series 3, and leads roles in BBC3’s Clique Series 2, and E4’s Tripped Series 1. Recently, Richard played a lead role in Sky Arts’ film One Normal Night. The Independent described his appearance as, "a quite wonderful performance” and The Times described it as, “moving and very well acted.” Richard is currently filming alongside Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays, in Sky One’s new six-part comedy series Code 404. In addition, Richard is also a writer who has written episodes of Netflix smash-hit Sex Education, as well as Ultimate Worrier for Dave and The Last Leg for Channel Four where he is also one of their correspondents. Richard has other scripted projects in development with Clerkenwell Films, Me & You Productions, Balloon Ltd. Fulwell, and Filmwave. He also recently recorded his own pilot for BBC Radio 4 with Dabster Productions, The Richard Gadd Show, which aired in July 2018.

#BabyReindeer @bushtheatre

Managed to catch the #lastnight of #BabyReindeer at the @bushtheatre last week. Brave and Brilliant stuff, an engag… https://t.co/n2kGJ0zB1h
Joshua Jewkes
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11 Nov
We're very sad to say goodbye to #BabyReindeer today. We've loved having you with us for the last month and we wish… https://t.co/MlPlrGRhEx
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09 Nov
Managed to catch the #lastnight of #BabyReindeer at the @bushtheatre last week. Brave and Brilliant stuff, an engag… https://t.co/n2kGJ0zB1h
Joshua Jewkes
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11 Nov
Feel so lucky to have got tickets with @ElizaAlabi to go see #BabyReindeer @bushtheatre. Edge-of-seat, heart-poundi… https://t.co/zuhi2aiplA
Dr Ellie Chadwick
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10 Nov
@bushtheatre #BabyReindeer was brilliant, so glad I got to see it on it's final night. Haunting, smart, brave and t… https://t.co/4Iy2UrY5Dy
lauren soley
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10 Nov
Electrifying, brave, real story-telling & the reason why theatre ignites my soul. So happy to have caught this fina… https://t.co/V90eZRCMD0
STACEY DALY
@DALSWAN
10 Nov

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