Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Fleabag Live Released on Amazon for COVID-19 Charities

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag [credit: Joan Marcus]

Solo peformer Phoebe Waller-Bridge returned to the stage in 2019 to the role that launched her career. The live production of Fleabag at Wyndham’s theatre was broadcast to cinemas by NT Livelast year. That recording is now available for streaming online on Amazon. Proceeds will help to raise money for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Proceeds will go towards charities including the National Emergencies TrustNHS Charities Together and Acting for Others in Waller-Bridge's native UK, which provides support to all theatre workers in times of need.The U.S.-based beneficiary of the funds is Broadway Cares-Equity Fights AIDS Inc. 
Fleabag is available to stream from April 6 on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK. The production will be available for a 48-hour download for $5, with the option to donate larger amounts of money.

Written and performed by Waller-Bridge, and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is an account of “some sort of woman living her sort of life”. Waller-Bridge received a Fringe first award at the Edinburgh fringe in 2013 for the play, whose scenarios and characters formed the basis for its first series on TV.

You can check it out... HERE