Gadd lays his vulnerabilities out for everyone to see. In this autobiographical play directed by Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam), Gadd (playing himself) recreates the period of his life when he was stalked by an older woman. One chance encounter dovetails into years of harassment and abuse. Its title misnomer leads audiences down a disturbing road – Baby Reindeer refers to the infantalising nickname she gave him.
The writer and actor makes the transition to theatre after a series of well-received comedy shows, though his material has always ventured into difficult territory. His 2016 show Monkey See, Monkey Do was a hit during its London run at the SoHo Theatre, and found the humour in his traumatic childhood. He has also worked in television, having written for Netflix’s Sex Education and appeared in Channel 4’s Humans.
Baby Reindeer is coming to Shepherd’s Bush for one month only. For those in search of accessible performances, there will be a captioned performance on 24 October and an audio described performance on 2 November matinée. Gadd will also be available for a post-show Q&A after the 16 October performance.
If the hype is to be believed, Baby Reindeer is set to be an unmissable play that is as unsettling as it is absorbing.
|What||Baby Reindeer, Bush Theatre|
|Where||Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Shepherd's Bush Market (underground)|
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