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A week in the life of The Hundred and One Dalmatians' Gloria Onitiri

Onitiri plays Cruella De Vil in Debbie Isitt's adaptation

Gloria Onitiri in rehearsals
© Graeme Braidwood

Debbie Isitt's adaptation of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians runs at Birmingham Rep this Christmas. Directed by Tessa Walker, the barking adventure follows puppies Pongo and Missis as they do their best to evade Cruella de Vil.

Playing Cruella is Gloria Onitiri, who takes us on a wolf-whistle-stop tour behind the scenes of the production.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians runs at Birmingham Rep until 13 January.

Barking mad

GO: "Baddun behaviour in the morning"

Bow Wow, look at that set

GO: "First look at Twilight Bark"

All groomed and ready

GO: "Face Made up"

Behound the scenes

GO: "Wigging it with Andy"

Taking a paws from all the hard work

GO: "Always time for a drink and meal"

Puppy puppets

GO: "Missis and her pups"

Packing in a few last minute tweaks

GO: "Last day in the rehearsal room"


GO: "Warming up with Ballie"