Fleabag returning to London stage
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.