Fleabag live theater performance set to stream on Amazon Prime
As an effort to raise funds for COVID-19 charities, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s 2019 live theater performance of Fleabag will now be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, starting on Friday, April 10. In addition, producers have also started a fundraising support for UK theatre freelancers, who have been affected by the pandemic, called Fleabag Support Fund. It has already collected £356,000 donations from Phoebe Waller-Bridge and further donations from TodayTix and an anonymous donor.
“I hope this filmed performance of Fleabag can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times.” Waller-Bridge said in a statement (via Deadline). “Thank you to all our partners and to the creative team who have waived their royalties from this production to raise money for such vital causes in this unbelievably challenging situation. All money raised will support the people throughout our society who are fighting for us on the frontlines and those financially devastated by the crisis, including those in the theatre community. Thank you in advance to those who donate. Now go get into bed with Fleabag. It’s for charity.”
Produced by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre,the critically-acclaimed one-woman show was filmed at Wyndham’s Theatre in London, where fees earned from the show are set to be distributed to charities such as The National Emergencies Trust, NHS Charities Together and Acting For Others and the Fleabag Support Fund.
Created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London. The show is based on Waller-Bridge’s play “Fleabag,” which won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Critics’ Circle and Off-West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright and a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
The series also starred Brett Gelman (American Dad!, Twin Peaks), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager), Bill Paterson (The Rebel, Outlander), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), Hugh Skinner (Harlots, Poldark), Jamie Demetriou (Paddington 2, People Time), Jenny Rainsford (The Favourite, The Smoke), and Sian Clifford (Fry-Up, Paddy).
Fleabag Season 2 debuted last year where it had earned 3 Emmys Awards and 2 Golden Globe Awards including Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Waller-Bridge’s amazing performance as the titular character.
Seasons 1-2 are available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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