NT Live: Fleabag for Charity
Before it was a hit BBC TV show, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was a hilarious, award-winning one-woman play, which premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013.
Waller-Bridge has since performed the monologue – about an oversexed, unnamed owner of guinea pig-themed cafe grieving her best friend – to sold-out theatres in London and New York.
Last October, a live recording of the play was broadcast from London’s West End to Australian cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s ground-breaking project aimed at sharing its world-class theatre with overseas.
But, in light of the coronavirus outbreak, Waller-Bridge has made the recording available to stream at home – for as little $8 – until May 31. All proceeds will go to UK charities dedicated to supporting those affected by the pandemic.