NT Live: Fleabag

NT Live: Fleabag

NT Live: Fleabag

The one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s TV series of the same name, filmed live for cinemas from London’s West End.

"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." (National Theatre)

2019Rating: R16, Sexual material, offensive language & animal cruelty103 minsUK
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Flicks, Kate Prior

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This NT Live recording is one of the final ever live performances of Fleabag from Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Following her messy, distracted, whip-smart, sex-obsessed titular character in a downward spiral after the death of her best friend, the 80-minute production is essentially what became the first season of the television series. Told via direct address, and almost entirely from her red chair, it’s a hilarious masterclass in the tragicomic athleticism of Waller-Bridge, who, despite filling a stage rather than a screen this time, loses nothing of her trademark intimacy with her audience.

5.0

An absolute delight in its simplicity

Theatre has often been mislabelled as a pretentious retelling of English plays; full of outdated language with the same outdated stories. It has long tarred the theatrical stage with the reputation of being old and unoriginal, offering nothing new to the scene. That, of course, is not the case, it merely lacks the awareness when it comes to bringing in a...

5.0
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Flicks, Kate Prior

flicks

This NT Live recording is one of the final ever live performances of Fleabag from Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Following her messy, distracted, whip-smart, sex-obsessed titular character in a downward spiral after the death of her best friend, the 80-minute production is essentially what became the first season of the television series. Told via direct address, and almost entirely from her red chair, it’s a hilarious masterclass in the tragicomic athleticism of Waller-Bridge, who, despite filling a stage rather than a screen this time, loses nothing of her trademark intimacy with her audience.

5.0

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An absolute delight in its simplicity

Theatre has often been mislabelled as a pretentious retelling of English plays; full of outdated language with the same outdated stories. It has long tarred the theatrical stage with the reputation of being old and unoriginal, offering nothing new to the scene. That, of course, is not the case, it merely lacks the awareness when it comes to bringing in a...

5.0