Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s stage version of Fleabag put online | One-woman show raises money for charity © Matt Humphrey

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s stage version of Fleabag put online

One-woman show raises money for charity

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman stage version of Fleabag is being offered as an online download to raise money for charity.

Soho Theatre has made the performance available for just three weeks, with a number of different price points starting at £4.

Extra donations will go towards the National Emergency Trust, NHS Charities, Acting for Others and Fleabag Support Fund – the latter two charities helping those working in the UK theatre industry.

The comedy, directed by Vicky Jones, originally previewed at Soho Theatre in 2013 before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe and being picked up by the BBC.

It also ran for limited seasons at the Soho Theatre, off-Broadway and at the Wyndham's Theatre in the West End, where tickets were heavily oversubscribed.

The version now available was taped at the Wyndham’s late last year by the team behind the National Theatre Live project.

Phoebe Waller Bridge

Waller-Bridge said: ‘I hope this filmed performance of Fleabag can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times. 

‘Thank you to all our partners and to the creative team who have waived their royalties from this production to raise money for such vital causes in this unbelievably challenging situation.

‘All money raised will support the people throughout our society who are fighting for us on the frontlines and those financially devastated by the crisis, including those in the theatre community. Thank you in advance to those who donate. Now go get into bed with Fleabag! It's for charity! ‘

The show is available from Soho Theatre On Demand  now, and will also be available through Amazon Prime Video from Friday

Published: 6 Apr 2020

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