“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 Richard Gadd 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.

An unmissable debut play and chilling personal narrative exploring obsession, delusion, and the aftermath of a chance encounter.



Baby Reindeer debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019 and later transferred to the Bush Theatre in London for a five week run. It then went onto an extended run at the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End and BAM in Brooklyn, New York.



“A haunting, unsettling monologue about the nature of obsession.” ★★★★★ The Evening Standard

“The sheer crucible of hate and other raw emotions Baby Reindeer unleashes continue to disturb long after its conclusion.” ★★★★★ Fest

“A majestic performance – a reckoning, an exorcism.” ★★★★★ Stage

“A bleakly adrenalised roar of a show.” ★★★★ Time Out

“A disorientating, anxiety-ridden master class in suspense.” ★★★★ Metro



Winner, ‘New Writing’ – Scotsman Fringe First Awards 2019.

Winner, ‘Outstanding Performance’ – Stage Awards 2019.

Winner, ‘Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre’ – Olivier Awards 2020.

Winner, ‘Video Design’ – Off West End Awards 2020.

Nomination, ‘Best Theatre Show’ – Holden Street Theatre Awards 2019.

Nomination, ‘Social Impact Theatre’ – Sit Up Awards 2019.

Nomination, ‘Best Theatre Show’ – Scotsman Mental Health Awards 2019.

Nomination, ‘Performance Piece’ – Off West End Awards 2020.