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Baby Reindeer Launch


On Tuesday 9th April 2024, our Chief Executive (Duncan) and Deputy Chief Executive (Chris) were honoured to be invited to attend the Netflix press launch and preview of the brand new drama series, Baby Reindeer, written by and starring We Are Survivors’ Ambassador, Richard Gadd.

Baby Reindeer is a story that centers on struggling comedian Donny Dunn’s (Gadd) strange and layered relationship with a woman named Martha (Jessica Gunning), whose initially friendly demeanor unravels as she begins to stalk Donny relentlessly. Their first interaction is innocent enough: While working his shift as a bartender, Donny shows an act of kindness to Martha, a customer whose vulnerability is readily apparent. But, as the saying goes, “no good deed goes unpunished,” and this casual encounter sparks a suffocating obsession that threatens to wreck both their lives and forces Donny to face his deeply buried trauma.

The stellar cast stars Richard as Donny Dunn, an aspiring stand-up comic, and Jessica Gunning plays Martha, a woman who forms an attachment to Donny. In addition, Nava Mau co-stars as Teri, an American therapist and trans woman who meets Donny through a dating app, and Tom Goodman-Hill plays Darrien, a successful television writer and potential mentor to Donny. All of the actors bring nuance, insight, and empathy to characters that are never less than complicated.

Richard kindly became an Ambassador for We Are Survivors many years ago, around the time that he was performing his award winning one man show, Monkey See Monkey Do, in which he tells his own very personal story of sexual violence and assault, and the impact on his maleness. He has been so generous with his time, hosting two big comedy fundraisers for the charity and even comparing our first ever talent show “Manchester’s Got Busker Talent”, to promote our 1in6 Campaign.

Check out Baby Reindeer on Netflix from 11th April 2024.

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