Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Bringing Fleabag to New York

After its sold-out run in London, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag will soon hit the New York stage for a five-week run.

Starring Waller-Bridge and directed by her longtime collaborator Vicky Jones, the award-winning solo comedy will play at Off-Broadway’s Soho Playhouse beginning February 28.

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. Watch Waller-Bridge open up about the characterand bringing the show to New York in the video above.

“There’s a more open conversation about female sexuality that’s happening. There’s less shame or less prudishness,” observes Waller-Bridge. “There’s a sort of glory in that now.”

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, with a second season set to premiere this year.

Waller-Bridge is also the creator and showrunner of the Golden Globe-winning BBC America series Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh, the first season of which was recently nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe Awards (Sandra Oh won the latter for her leading performance).

Watch the video at the link below.

SOURCEPlaybill.com
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