Phoebe Waller-Bridge to perform Fleabag play for final run

Thursday 2nd May 2019, 12:56pm

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge is to return as Fleabag for a final run of the stage show
  • Fleabag will run at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 20th August to 14th September
  • Update: All tickets have been sold
Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Copyright: Jason Hetherington.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is to return as Fleabag.

The writer and performer will appear as the character for a final run of the award-winning stage production on which the TV series was based.

Fleabag will run at Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End, beginning previews on 20 August 2019 with an opening night on Wednesday 28th August 7:30pm. The strictly limited four week run will be the final time Waller-Bridge performs the piece.

Fleabag was originally produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vicky Jones and producer Francesca Moody's company DryWrite. It previewed at Soho Theatre before its Edinburgh Festival debut in 2013, winning rave reviews and a Fringe First Award. It returned to play the Soho Theatre in London that autumn and was revived by DryWrite and Soho Theatre in 2014 and 2016, as well as touring the UK (2015 and 2018), South Korea (2014) and Australia (2018) and an Edinburgh Festival revival as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase (2017). Other actors played the character in some versions, but Waller-Bridge will return as Fleabag for this run.

Talking about the plot, the producers say: "Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may appear emotionally unfiltered and oversexed, 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."

It was the launch of the BBC Three sitcom in 2016 which bought the character to wider attention. The second series of the show, the comedy's final, ended last month, to rave reviews.

Waller-Bridge, who has recently worked on the scripts of Series 2 of Killing Eve, due to be shown on the BBC soon, is now co-writing the new James Bond movie.

Announcing the character's return, Phoebe Waller-Bridge said: "Looooonddddooooonn!!"

Co-producers Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre say: "It's a privilege to have contributed to the journey of Fleabag with Phoebe thus far and we couldn't be more pleased the show is returning home to London alongside DryWrite for a West End run."

Tickets for Fleabag are on sale from fleabagwestend.co.uk - Update: they've sold out.


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