You Can Now Rent Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Original ‘Fleabag’ Stage Show On Amazon With Proceeds Going To COVID-19 Pandemic Charities
If you’re looking for something new to fill the void during lockdown, Amazon has a great offer for ‘Fleabag’ fans, which will also help support various charities fighting the global pandemic.
For the tiny sum of £4, you can go to the Amazon website and rent Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s original award-winning play of ‘Fleabag’. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (‘Fleabag’, ‘Killing Eve’) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem 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, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
The stage show is the original play that kick-started the tv phenomenon which is ‘Fleabag’, and put Phoebe Waller-Bridge on peoples radar, alongside collaborator, Vicky Jones. Along with the ‘Fleabag’ tv show, this led to the equally brilliant ‘Killing Eve’, and the upcoming series ‘Run’, created by Jones, starring Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson (Waller-Bridge also takes a recurring role).
All proceeds, outside of taxes, from the Amazon rentals will go to charities supporting those affected by COVID19.
- 35% will be sent to the National Emergency Trust supporting the most vulnerable in society.
- 35% will be sent to NHS Charities Together supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients.
- 15% will be sent to Acting For Others who distribute to people struggling across the theatre sector.
- 15% will be kept for the Fleabag Support Fund.
If this isn’t enough Waller-Bridge/Jones for you, ‘Killing Eve‘ Season 3 is set to premiere weekly on BBC iPlayer from Monday 13 April 2020 and will air on BBC One from Sunday 19 April 2020 at 9pm. The third series continues the compelling cat and mouse story of two women with brutal pasts now trying desperately to live their lives without the other. For Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the assassin without a job, Eve (Sandra Oh) is dead. As for Eve, the ex-MI6 operative is hiding in plain sight, hoping that Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances. And perhaps a share of their souls.
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