After its sold-out run in London, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag will soon hit the New York stage for what will now be a six-week run. The award-winning solo comedy, written by and starring Waller-Bridge, was previously scheduled to play for five weeks at Soho Playhouse.
Fleabag will now also begin previews one day early, on February 27, and will continue through April 14. Vicky Jones directs.
“I can’t wait to bring the original Fleabag to New York! It’s a dream come true,” says Waller-Bridge. “We couldn’t think of a more perfect home than the SoHo Playhouse, and we wouldn’t be here at all without the awesome team at Annapurna. This is going to be SO MUCH FUN.”
Fleabag debuted at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, winning a Fringe First Award. A run at London's Soho Theatre followed, with return engagements in 2014 and 2016 and a U.K. tour in 2015 and 2018. The work was adapted into a series by BBC Television in partnership with Amazon in 2016, which will return for a second season this spring. As recently announced, Fiona Shaw and Kristin Scott Thomas are set to guest star.
Who is Fleabag? She's oversexed, emotionally unfiltered, and self-obsessed—but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, she suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
Waller-Bridge is also the creator and showrunner of the BBC America thriller series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh. The show, based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle series, will kick off its second season April 7 on BBC America.
Fleabag is presented Off-Broadway by Annapurna Theatre withe DryWrite and Soho Theatre. For more information and tickets, visit FleabagNYC.com.