Spring 2015

New Shows in Development

Red Dog are currently working on an immersive outdoor production of an award-winning epic Australian play for 2016, and although we cannot say too much at the moment, because it is early days, we are very excited and hope to be able to bring you more news on this soon. So watch this space!

Red Dog has been commissioned by The Everyman Theatre to produce a Christmas show for under 8s in their studio space for Christmas 2015. We will be taking an Indonesian folktale and weaving our Red Dog magic to create a story of bravery, discovery and friendship involving a crocodile, live music, beautiful costumes and all sorts of other ideas which we will workshop this summer.


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.