Stars on the red carpet open up about the new West End musical.
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Interview: Richard Gadd explains Baby Reindeer
The creator and star is bringing the acclaimed show to London's Ambassadors Theatre from April.
Following acclaimed and award winning runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at West London’s Bush Theatre, writer and performer Richard Gadd is now preparing to bring Baby Reindeer to London’s West End, directed by Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam).
The one-man show charts Gadd’s very real experience with stalking, having offered a stranger a cup of team which ultimately led to ten years of harassment.
As Gadd explains, Baby Reindeer swaps the victim narrative in favour of an honest portrayal of both his and his stalker’s actions and responses. Both humorous and challenging, the show was awarded both the Scotsman Fringe First Award for New Writing and a Stage Award for Acting Excellence.
Richard Gadd has celebrated considerable success for prior shows, including the equally honest Monkey See Monkey Do, a comedy show built around his experience of sexual harassment.
Using the cathartic power of performance, he has become renowned for his no-holds-barred approach to potentially controversial topics.
Baby Reindeer arrives at London’s Ambassadors Theatre from 2 April 2020 with a strictly limited run until 2 May 2020.
Tickets for Baby Reindeer at London’s Ambassadors Theatre are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.