Fleabag (2013 edition)

By Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Fleabag (2013 edition)
 

Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award - 2013


Category: All-female cast, Comedy, English, Full length plays, Good role(s) for female performers, Modern drama (post-1945), Plays for one performer, Romance, Women

Series: NHB Modern Plays

Cast Notes: 1f (plus recorded voices if you choose)

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Staging: No set
Amateur rights performance fee: £75.00 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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Downloadable Guide Sheet: Fleabag.pdf

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's debut play is an outrageously funny but poignant look at responsibility and sexuality in today's young people.

Joint Winner, Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award, 2013
Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Fringe, 2013
Off West End Awards Most Promising Playwright, 2014
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Special Commendation, 2014

The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of a female living her sort of life, this comic monologue for a female performer won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013.

'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... 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

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an actor and playwright Her acting credits include 2nd May 1997 (Bush Theatre), Tribes (Royal Court Theatre), Mydidae (Soho Theatre) and the award-winning film The Iron Lady. She is also co-Artistic Director of acclaimed new writing company DryWrite.

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