Fleabag

DryWrite and Soho Theatre

Overview

Working with over one hundred British playwrights over the last five years, DryWrite is a new-writing theatre company that challenges writers to actively engage audiences with argument and action. The multi award-winning Soho Theatre is one of London’s most vibrant venues for new theatre, comedy and cabaret and a home to talented emerging and established writers. Touring its productions to venues ranging from black box studios to large-scale opera houses in the UK and abroad, it aims to develop innovative new collaborations and present ground-breaking work on an international scale.

Written (and originally performed by) Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag is a sharp and fearless new play, posing rarely asked questions about 21st century women. Telling the story of a young woman dealing with the death of her best friend, the break-up of her relationship and the crumbling of her business, it presents the voice of a highly-sexualised female struggling to understand her place in a modern capitalist city. Through storytelling and physical comedy which transcends national borders, the play reveals hidden secrets about feminism, sexuality and identity in the contemporary world.

In the press

“Sucker punch funny. I’ve never seen a play quite like it”. ★★★★★ The Scotsman

“Charming, fearless and painfully funny" ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Production details

  • Writer

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Director

    Vicky Jones
  • Designer

    Holly Pigott
  • Number of people on stage

    1
  • Number of people in touring company

    4
  • Freight

    Excess baggage

    Details available on request

  • Touring Availability

    From September 2017
  • Scale of venue

    Middle-scale (capacity 400-850)
  • Minimum performance space

    4m x 3m
  • Text-based

    Dense (important for audiences to have a good understanding of English)
  • Also contains:

    Strong Language

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    Underbelly
  • Production dates

    21-28 AUGUST
  • Production times

    1715-1815
  • Duration

    60 MINS
  • Audience capacity

    410

Contact

Wraparound

•Workshops for emerging writers, actors and directors
•Post-show Q&A sessions on the themes prevalent in Fleabag, the theatrical methodologies used to create Fleabag and issues of women in theatre and society