Fleabag re­turn­ing to Lon­don stage

Malta Independent - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Fleabag, the hit BBC com­edy that started life as a one-woman theatre show, is re­turn­ing to the Lon­don stage.

Fleabag writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will ap­pear in the two-week run at the Soho Theatre in De­cem­ber.

Fleabag was first per­formed as a one-woman play at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­val in 2013 be­fore be­ing com­mis­sioned as a se­ries by BBC Three.

It later moved to BBC Two and the se­ries has re­ceived more than a mil­lion iPlayer re­quests this year.

Fleabag is a dark com­edy in which Waller-Bridge plays a sar­cas­tic, sex-ob­sessed young woman at­tempt­ing to nav­i­gate mod­ern life in Lon­don.

The show re­ceived warm re­views from crit­ics, with The Guardian de­scrib­ing it as “ut­terly riv­et­ing”, while the Ra­dio Times praised its “un­usual, clever and brave de­pic­tion of a fe­male world in dis­ar­ray”.

The Tele­graph de­scribed the show as “a glo­ri­ously rude, and far fun­nier, up­date of Brid­get Jones”.

Waller-Bridge said that the show’s stage ori­gins helped her de­velop the TV se­ries.

“I es­sen­tially had two months worth of build up to that per­for­mance you see on the screen, which is a lux­ury that few screen ac­tors have,” she said.

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