The Great Bear of the North and A Christmas Carol 2016


“The Red Dog/Everyman Theatre co-production of “The Great Bear of the North”  in 2016 exceeded our expectations in terms of audience figures and also critical reception.  Most performances in the Studio Theatre were sold out in advance. Audience feedback was great, with many audience members already being aware of the Red Dog brand/quality.  The Everyman has a longstanding relationship with Red Dog; one that we hope will continue into the future.”   

Paul Milton (Creative Director) Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

After our wonderfully successful Xmas shows we are  looking forward to more exciting productions later in the year….watch this space

CAROL 2 (2) - Edited


We had great feedback from packed audiences at The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham , OPENHouse Stroud and the Guildhall Gloucester

Simon Lewis , Theatre reviewer from the Gloucestershire Echo came to see the A Christmas Carols. Read his review here

 Watch the trailer of A Christmas Carol here

Watch the trailer of The Great Bear of the North here

Other Recent Work

Last year saw Red Dog supporting new theatre company Off the Canvas, producing the UK premiere of Ross Howard’s darkly comic Arthur and Esther as part of the Oxford Fringe Festival.


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 striking visual images that blur the lines between visual art and theatre. We love text-driven theatre and our productions explore the human condition in a variety of contexts with themes that resonate powerfully with today’s audiences.

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




“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



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