Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning play Fleabag will have a four-week West End premiere run this summer. Directed by Vicky Jones, the one-woman show has just completed a sold-out Off-Broadway season and second season on BBC Three.
The homecoming run will be the last time Waller-Bridge will perform the piece. The play will begin previews on 20 August 2019 with an opening night on 28 August at Wyndham’s Theatre.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge said:
“Looooonddddooooonn!! ❤ 😈”
Producers Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre said: “It’s a privilege to have contributed to the journey of Fleabag with Phoebe thus far and we couldn’t be more pleased the show is returning home to London alongside DryWrite for a West End run.”
Fleabag was originally produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vicky Jones and producer Francesca Moody’s company DryWrite. It previewed at Soho Theatre before its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in 2013, winning rave reviews and a Fringe First Award. It returned to play the Soho Theatre in London that autumn and was revived by DryWrite and Soho Theatre in 2014 and 2016, as well as touring the UK (2015 and 2018), South Korea (2014) and Australia (2018) and an Edinburgh Festival revival as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase (2017).
The production also won The Stage Best Solo Performer Award, the Off-West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance, and was nominated for an Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Award. In 2019, Annapurna Theatre produced the New York Off-Broadway premiere, co-produced by DryWrite and Soho Theatre.
Fleabag was adapted into a BBC Three Television series in partnership with Amazon Prime Video in 2016 and earned Phoebe a BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance. The series was also nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award, Television Critics Association Award and Critics Choice TV Award, among other accolades. The BBC and Amazon renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on BBC Three earlier this year and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 17 May. Waller-Bridge also created and wrote the first season of the celebrated BBC America television series Killing Eve, which was nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and 15 BAFTA TV Awards.