Richard Gadd’s hit one-man show about his experience with a stalker is set to transfer to the West End.
Baby Reindeer, which first debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, enjoyed a sold-out and critically-acclaimed run at the Bush Theatre in October.
He tells a true story about six years of harassment “at the hands of a serial stalker hell-bent on ruining my life”.
The show will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from April 2-May 2, before a spell in New York, and will be directed by Jon Brittain.
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.”
He won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2016 for his show Monkey See Monkey Do, about his experience of being sexually assaulted, but Baby Reindeer was his first foray into theatre writing.
The stalking began when he was working at a pub and gave a cup of tea on the house to a customer.
The Standard’s review of the show at the Bush Theatre called it a “searingly honest and personal work that feels like a radical gesture”.
Producer Francesca Moody, who also worked with Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Fleabag, said: “It has been truly incredible to watch the success of Richard's remarkable theatrical debut in Edinburgh and then at the Bush Theatre. Baby Reindeer is one of the most original and brilliant pieces of theatre I have ever seen and I passionately believe that it should be experienced by as many people as possible.”
Tickets are on sale now, sfpattheambassadors.com