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Fleabag - The Original Play

Fleabag

The Original Play

By Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848426245, 48 pages, October 2016

Awards

  • Winner, Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright 2013
  • Winner, Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2013

Description

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" (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. "

- Guardian

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

- The Stage

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

- The Times

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

- Time Out

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

- A Younger Theatre

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

- WhatsOnStage

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

- Metro

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

- Evening Standard

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

- Scotsman