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Fleabag: The Original Play

"I sit on the loo and think about all the people I can have sex with now. I'm not obsessed with sex. I just can't stop thinking about it."

  • Full Length Play
  • Monologues, Comedy

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes, Strong Language

  • Performance Group:
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! Critics' Circle Award for Most Promosing Playwright (2013)
    Winner! Edinburgh Fringe First Award (2013)
The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of female living her sort of life.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's debut play is an outrageously funny monologue for a female performer. Fleabag premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performed by Phoebe herself, before transferring to Soho Theatre, London, for the first of several successful runs, followed by UK and international tours, a sold-out run in New York and a West End run in 2019.

Fleabag won a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh, the Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance at the Off West End Theatre Awards, The Stage Award for Best Solo Performer and the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. It received a Special Commendation in the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

In 2016, Fleabag was turned into a wildly successful and "utterly riveting" (The Guardian) BBC television series, with a second series following in 2019.

This edition features the original play, plus an introduction by the author.

REVIEWS:

"A remarkable portrait of a modern woman who shamelessly bares her soul."

 The Guardian

"Believe the hype, Waller-Bridge's raw writing... really is as good as everyone says."

 The Stage

"Sucker-punch funny... I've never seen a play quite like it."

 Scotsman

"Frank and sometimes brutally funny... devastatingly good."

 The Times

"Blessed with a rare and compelling life force...deliciously dirty and scabrously funny."

 Evening Standard

"Very funny...penetrating, pitch-black and nastily brilliant."

 Metro

"Unbelievably rude, jaw-droppingly filthy... extremely funny."

 Time Out

"A sharp-edged gem of a solo show."

 WhatsOnStage

"Bitingly funny and genuinely moving... clever and tender and true."

 A Younger Theatre

Premiere Production: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, then Soho Theatre, London, 2013.
  • Casting: 1F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of female living her sort of life.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's debut play is an outrageously funny monologue for a female performer. Fleabag premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performed by Phoebe herself, before transferring to Soho Theatre, London, for the first of several successful runs, followed by UK and international tours, a sold-out run in New York and a West End run in 2019.

Fleabag won a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh, the Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance at the Off West End Theatre Awards, The Stage Award for Best Solo Performer and the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. It received a Special Commendation in the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

In 2016, Fleabag was turned into a wildly successful and "utterly riveting" (The Guardian) BBC television series, with a second series following in 2019.

This edition features the original play, plus an introduction by the author.

$24.95