Fleabag: The Original Play
Paperback, 48 pages ISBN: 9781848426245Publication Date:
6 Oct 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 48 pages ISBN: 9781780012926Publication Date:
6 Oct 2016
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, then Soho Theatre, London, 2013

Fleabag: The Original Play

By Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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  • Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright - 2013
  • 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' (Guardian) BBC television series, with a second series following in 2019.

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

'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.'

Press Quotes

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


'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'


'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'


'Unbelievably rude, jaw-droppingly filthy… extremely funny'

Time Out

'A sharp-edged gem of a solo show'


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

A Younger Theatre
Paperback,48 pages ISBN: 9781848426245Publication Date:
6 Oct 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,48 pages ISBN: 9781780012926Publication Date:
6 Oct 2016
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Phoebe Waller-Bridge:

Fleabag: The Special Edition
Fleabag: The Welsh Edition

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