Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s TV series Fleabag delivered the wild and winking tale of a lovable trainwreck of a woman who stole a statue, opened a guinea pig cafe, self-sabotaged like it was her job, and fell in love with the world’s hottest priest. The show wowed critics and audiences, and its second and final season just earned a whopping (and deserved) 11 Emmy nominations. But thankfully for fans of Waller-Bridge and unnamed anti-heroine, the Fleabag ride is not quite over. She’s bringing her quirky tragicomedy to movie theaters, though—sadly—not as a movie.
See, before it was a hit TV show that had jaws dropping and critics raving, Fleabag was a one-woman play that Waller-Bridge premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She recently revived it in New York City, where its run sold out so fast it gave many fans whiplash and serious FOMO. But worry not! Whether you couldn’t snag tickets, didn’t know the play had been revived, or didn’t know there was a play to begin with, you’ll have one more chance to see Waller-Bridge in all her Fleabag glory.
Vulture reports National Theatre Live will broadcast the play, which is closing out its West End run at Wyndham’s Theatre. Movie theaters will live-stream Fleabag on September 12, two days before Waller-Bridge’s final performance. And I don’t mean the final performance of this run. After six years, a string of revivals, and two heralded TV seasons, the brilliant, biting wit behind Fleabag is retiring this comic monologue. But don’t cry for Waller-Bridge. She’s still got Killing Eve, the upcoming Bond 25, and the mysterious in-development series Run. It’s time to move on.
So, if you can’t get enough of Waller-Bridge or fourth-wall-breaking misfit, seek out a theater near you for Fleabag’s final bow. Let her look right into the lens to say goodbye one last time.
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