Christmas 2015

The Crocodile’s Gift adapted by Jude Emmet

Our new story for Xmas, The Crocodile’s Gift, commissioned by The Everyman Theatre, is well into development. Jude Emmet has written a beautiful story of bravery, discovery and friendship, the creative team is in place and tickets are now on sale at The Everyman Theatre

With performances in both Cheltenham and Stroud we hope to see both old faces and new at performances from December 4th through to December 30th.


This beautiful Cinderella story comes from Indonesia and is full of delightful twists and turns.  When Damura is sent to do the washing in the river, she loses her stepmother’s best sarong into the water.  She is distraught, but some surprising help is at hand if only Damura is brave enough to accept it!  When later the village chief invites Damura’s family to a feast in honour of his son,  Damura’s courage is once again tested as her new friend offers to help her to go in spite of her stepmother’s scheming.   Will Damura find the happiness she deserves, or will her jealous stepmother find a way to ruin everything?

This wonderful story is an intriguing mix of the familiar and the not so familiar and perfect for young children and their families.

The Rowlands Trust


Summer 2015

New Shows in Development

We are thrilled to announce that we will be working with SVA  (Stroud Valleys Artspace) to bring the award winning Australian play ‘When the Rain Stops Falling‘ by Andrew Bovell to The Goods Shed in Stroud for a 3 week performance run in Autumn 2016.

The Goods Shed is a beautiful space located next door to the railway station in Stroud. Designed and built by Brunel it is atmospheric and grand in scale and will make the perfect home for what will be a stunning immersive piece of theatre as well as art installation.

Over the coming months we will bring you news of how  you can be involved in this production, and hope that you will join us in making this a very special theatrical event.



Other Recent Work

Last year saw the company devising an interactive performance piece around Victorian Literature as a commission for The Everyman Theatre, touring throughout Gloucestershire.



Formed in 2005, Red Dog quickly established a reputation for producing original, vivid, and highly imaginative text driven stories that are deeply engaging emotionally and intellectually. We are an ensemble company with a core group of associate artists, including textile and video artists, under the creative direction of Kate Abraham, the company’s founder.

The Red Dog style is modern and bold with the majority of our chosen works being award-winning plays by contemporary playwrights. We produce our shows in the round giving our audiences an up close and personal experience. This allows us to focus on the richness of the text, with original costume design playing a fundamental part. By working collaboratively and imaginatively with textile designers we seek to create bold and striking visual images that blur the lines between visual art and theatre. Our stripped back productions explore the human condition in a variety of contexts with themes that resonate powerfully with today’s audiences.




“rich and dense, but never less than compelling….proper grown up theatre”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


Our theatre shows for younger audiences are original pieces written and devised by the company, that celebrate story telling in a magical and intimate way, using live music, in-the-round performance and a gently interactive style.


“Your play was fantastic…when the bear came close to me I felt like I was in the story”
Young audience member




The company is based in Stroud, with connections in Brittany in France and with strong connections with The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

Over the last few years, we have been lucky enough to have secured major funding through our collaborative work with the young people . To continue to deliver quality professional productions and workshops we need continuous support. We have the infrastructure in place to deliver workshops this year and the creative team to tour another quality production- ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’ by Andrew Bovell

However ,each production costs approxiimately £35,000 and we are still below target to go ahead. If you or anyone you know are interested in supporting us then please contact or by using the link below.
If you are a UK taxpayer and would like Red Dog to claim Gift Aid on your donation please put yes in the Gift Aid box. At no extra cost to you for every pound that you give us, we can claim an extra 25% so on a donation of £15 we would receive £18.75

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