The Hundred And One Dalmatians - Birmingham Rep
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Dalmatians Pongo and Missis enjoy an idyllic life with their humans, Mr and Mrs Dearly. Then one day, the house is filled with the patter of tiny paws when Missis gives birth to a litter of adorable puppies. But just as the Dearlys get used to their new housemates, the puppies mysteriously vanish.

With the help of the canine community and an Old English Sheepdog, Pongo and Missis set out on an adventure to find the missing puppies. Their quest leads them to the vicious Cruella de Vil. She hates dogs but loves fur coats and has set her sights on a certain black and white spotty pattern. Will the animals be able to get home safely in time for Christmas?

Dodie Smith's delightful tale is the perfect festive treat and has been brilliantly transformed for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the writer and director of the hugely popular Nativity! films. Tessa Walker returns to direct another family favourite following her record-breaking 2015 production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. You know the book and film, now experience the magical story live on stage.

Recommended for ages 5+.

Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Relaxed Performances
Please note, if you are attending either of our relaxed performances (on 2 Jan at 2pm or 9 Jan at 11am), you can download The Hundred And One Dalmatians Visual Story on the right hand side of this page.


Director Tessa Walker
Designer Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer Simon Bond
Sound Designer Emma Laxton
Puppetry Designer and Director Jimmy Grimes
Composer and Musical Director James Frewer
Movement Director Lucy Cullingford
Voice Coach Barbara Houseman
Fight Director Alison De Burgh
Assistant Director Finley-Rose Townsend
Casting Director Polly Jerrold

Please note that all performances of The Hundred And One Dalmatians will be Captioned and Audio Described. Click here to find out more.

This production is kindly supported by Fish4Dogs



A clever and beautiful production

Birmingham Mail

Beautifully crafted storytelling guaranteed to warm your heart this festive season.

Sincerely Amy

Spot on

Bromsgrove Standard

A must-see for families and nostalgic kids-at-heart

Bromsgrove Advertiser

Hits the spot

The Guardian

True to tradition

Grapevine Birmingham

Such a creative festive show, with so many talented performers & puppeteers and of course the cutest dogs

Smooth Radio

A classic I would watch all year round

The Gay UK

A delightful show, young audiences are going to be thrilled by it and their parents, pleasantly pleased

BBC Radio Shropshire

A pedigree thumbs up

I Choose Birmingham

It’s a wonderful show and a real family treat

Busy Parents Network

One show that should not be missed this Christmas. It is simply stunning.

Fashion Mommy Blog

A solid 100 out of 10... If you are looking for a magical Christmas treat then this is it

Here Come The Girls Blog


Brum Hour

Fun-loving, family-friendly and brilliantly nostalgic festive cheer


One of the best festive shows I’ve seen

Break A Leg Reviews

Undoubtedly one of the best Christmas season shows The REP has produced

Express and Star

Great family entertainment

What’s On

The perfect Christmas show for all the family

StageTalk Magazine

Utterly charming

The Reviews Hub

A wonderful Christmas treat

Behind The Arras

What’s Good To Do

Ideal Christmas family viewing


A really lovely, family-friendly piece this Christmas

Worcester News

The REP’s best Christmas show for years

Bum on a Seat

A funny, warm, and inventive family show

The Stage

Company & Creatives


Musical Director/Composer
Jasper Baddun/Patch
Tuba / Sax / Ensemble
Mrs Dearly
Persian cat + Roly
Saul Baddun + Lucky
Cruella de Vil
Horace de Vil
Ticket Information

Tickets from £15
Previews (30 November - 4 December) from £10.
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges

If you pay by credit or debit card, cheque, gift voucher or Theatre Token we add a £2.50 charge per transaction from Monday 10 July. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to payment by cash, for transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Further Information
Relaxed Performance: 2 Jan, 2pm and 9 Jan, 11am
BSL Interpreted Performance: 20 Dec, 10.15am and 5 Jan, 7pm
Touch Tours: 29 Dec, 5.30pm and 11 Jan, 1pm Please note all performances will be Captioned and Audio Described
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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