Our Christmas 2016 shows, The Great Bear of the North and A Christmas Carol

carol-optare now on SALE – visit The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham to see dates/times/prices and secure your seat for what promises to be a double bill of family entertainment and magical storytelling for the Christmas holiday season, full of live music, songs, and beautiful costumes . Both shows are visiting Stroud and Gloucester if you are not able to get to Cheltenham with tickets available from The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

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

You can see what people had to say about last year’s fabulous children’s show, The Crocodile’s Gift, here

Wonderfully perfect – thank you!”

“Better than anything in London!”

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



Support Us

You can support Red Dog right now by making a donation.

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Each small amount counts and can help us continue our work.

Red Dog gratefully receives donations towards our work and accepts gifts with heartfelt thanks.

If you would like to discuss how you can support Red Dog with a major donation or legacy gift that will enable us to deliver professional performances and engage with the local community and inspire them, please contact Kate Abraham at Kate@reddog.org.uk