You can now watch the original Fleabag show and help with COVID-19 relief
Fleabag — the stage present that the Emmy-winning tv present is predicated upon — is on the market to stream for 2 weeks. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the star and author behind each, teamed up with Amazon and Soho Theatre on Demand to make the stage present out there to lease, with all proceeds going to charities within the U.Ok.
The recipients embody Nationwide Emergencies Belief, NHS Charities Collectively, Performing for Others, and the brand new Fleabag Support Fund, which plans to distribute grants to freelancers working within the U.Ok. A breakdown is on the market on Soho Theatre on Demand’s website.
Waller-Bridge introduced this on the Soho Theatre’s Twitter account, by way of a video with a particular visitor look by a sure scorching Fleabag star on the finish. The present is on the market on the Soho Theatre website for these within the U.Ok. and Eire. Beginning Friday, April 10, it can even be out there on Soho Theatre on Demand in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, and on Amazon Prime for U.Ok. and U.S. viewers. It’ll be out there for a minimal donation charge of £4 ($4.98), with numerous pricing choices out there (although for those who’re actually keen, you can begin streaming it within the U.S. from the Soho Theatre web site for £10, or $12.46).
The TV present Fleabag is predicated on Waller-Bridge’s one-woman stage present, which she first carried out in 2013. Whereas the stage present primarily focuses on one dysfunctional lady dwelling in London, together with her household and buddies talked about, the tv adaptation showcases an entire forged.
Dealing with the loss of life of her mom and her greatest buddy, the titular character offers together with her points by turning to the viewers and digicam. The primary season aired in 2016, with the second season dropping final 12 months — and sweeping the Emmy Awards, successful not solely Greatest Comedy Collection however Greatest Actress (Waller-Bridge), Greatest Writing (Waller-Bridge), and Greatest Directing (Harry Bradbeer). The sequence additionally had two nominations within the Greatest Supporting Actress class for Sian Clifford and Olivia Colman.
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