Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer to get West End transfer from Bush Theatre
Baby Reindeer, the debut play by writer Richard Gadd, will transfer to the West End following its sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Bush Theatre.
Directed by Jon Brittain, and Olivier Award winner for his production of Rotterdam, the play recounts Gadd’s real experiences with a stalker, as one offer of a cup of tea transformed into six years of torment.
Gadd stars in the play, which will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 2nd April until 2nd May, prior to a run in New York in the summer.
On the announcement of the transfer, Gadd said: “Baby Reindeer has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences of my life. With an incredible team behind me, I have pushed myself to ridiculous limits in a show I find incredibly hard to say and do. The show is about the past six years of my life. An incredibly complicated, messy, confusing, and ultimately challenging period of time at the hands of a serial stalker hell-bent on ruining my life.
“I am absolutely delighted to be in the West End at such a prestigious venue like the Ambassadors. It is all a dream come true.”
Producer Sonia Friedman, who is bringing the show to the West end in association with the Bush and with Francesca Moody, said: “In the early 2000s, I produced, programmed and oversaw dozens of productions at the Ambassadors Theatre. It occupies a special place in my heart as the venue where I learned to push the boundaries of what is possible in commercial theatre.
“Baby Reindeer is the first of several remarkable works my creative development team and I have sought out to bring to this beautiful and intimate venue.
Baby Reindeer’s creative team includes designer Cecillia Carey, sound designer Keegan Curran, lighting designer Peter Small and video designer Ben Bull.
Baby Reindeer tickets are available now.
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