Fleabag

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ABOUT THE SHOW

A rip-roaring account of some sort of a female living her sort of life.

The play that inspired the hit television series, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Before its TV success, Fleabag was a one-woman show written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (directed by Vicky Jones), which she debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe before transferring in multiple runs at the Soho Theatre. The show’s phenomenal success grew over the following seven years, where it toured the world before playing Off-Broadway and in the West End in 2019. That summer it was recorded and broadcast by NT Live, playing in cinemas throughout the world. In 2020 the film was released on Soho Theatre On Demand and Amazon, raising over £1,000,000 for charities supporting those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Writer and Performer: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Performer (UK and Australia Tour): Madeleine Rice 

Director: Vicky Jones
Design: Holly Piggot
Lighting Design: Elliot Griggs
Sound Design and Composition: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Stage Manager: Charlotte McBrearty

Producers:

Francesca Moody for DryWrite (Originating, Soho, Touring, New York, West End)

David Luff for Soho Theatre (Soho revivals, Touring, New York, West End)

Kevin Emrick and Skye Optican for Annapurna (New York, West End)

PRESS

“Filthy, funny, snarky and touching” ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

“Funny, vibrant, and blunt as a hammerhead.” New York Magazine

“A legitimately hilarious show.” The New Yorker

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

WINNER Scotsman Fringe First Award 2013
WINNER The Stage Best Solo Performer 2013
WINNER Offie for Most Promising New Playwright 2013
WINNER Office for Best Female Performance 2013
WINNER Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright 2013
WINNER Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show 2019
FINALIST Evening Standard Award for Most Promising New Playwright
SPECIAL COMENDATION Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
NOMINDATED Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre 2014
NOMINDATED Olivier Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play 2020
NOMINDATED Olivier Award for Best Actress 2020

PERFORMANCE INFO

Wyndams Theatre, West End 2019
Soho Playhouse, New York 2019
International and UK Tour 2018
Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival 2017
Soho Theatre 2016
UK Tour 2015
Soho Theatre 2014
Soho Theatre 2013
Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival 2013