DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre have announced that there are three brand new ways to see the critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning Fleabag in the West End this summer, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. There will be a live cinema broadcast of the production on 12 September 2019, an online lottery for £15 tickets to every performance of the show and £10 standing tickets which are to be made available at box office daily. The production runs at Wyndham’s Theatre from 20 August to 14 September.
Fleabag will be broadcast live to venues around the UK and internationally on 12 September at 7.30pm with National Theatre Live.
A digital lottery will be available through the TodayTix app. A total of 50 tickets for each of the 30 performances (1,500 in total) will be available for £15. The Fleabag lottery will be held weekly during the season, with the first one opening on 12 August and closing on 14 August, enabling users to apply for multiple performances at the same time. To enter the lottery, users must download the free TodayTix app, and register. All TodayTix users will be notified when the lottery opens and winners will have the choice to purchase either one or two tickets. Seats allocated for the lottery will include prime positions in the front row.
There will also be a limited number of £10 tickets will be available to purchase each morning in person from 10am at the Wyndham’s box office. Each person will be permitted to purchase one ticket each and are subject to availability.
Fleabag will play the West End for a strictly limited four-week run this summer. Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones, the one-woman show recently played to a sold-out house Off-Broadway in New York, and premiered its second season on BBC Three to universal acclaim. 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.
The play 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 Fringe 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 Waller-Bridge a BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance. The BBC and Amazon renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video earlier this year. 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.