Watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s live Fleabag stage show online for the first time ever
If you’ve been using your time in quarantine to marathon-watch Fleabag—and whether you’re discovering it for the first time or giving it a much-deserved re-watch—we have the best news for you. For the first time ever, creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s live Fleabag stage show is available to stream online. The best part, though, is that all proceeds from the £4 rental (that’s just under $5, for those in the US) will be distributed to charities working toward coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts. So it’s a win-win all the way around.
The Amazon hit series is based on Waller-Bridge’s one-woman stage show that she developed and performed in London in 2013. The stage show was adapted for the small screen in 2016, and Waller-Bridge won two Golden Globes and three Primetime Emmys for her work on the series.
So if you’ve wanted to check out the live production that inspired the series, now’s your chance.
Starting on Friday, April 10th, the Fleabag stage show will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. for two weeks.
FYI: If you live in the U.K. or Ireland, it’s already available to you on Soho Theatre’s on-demand streaming site.
All proceeds from the rental will be distributed to a group of organizations working on coronavirus relief efforts in the U.K., including the National Emergencies Trust, NHS Charities Together, and Acting for Others. Rental proceeds will also go toward the new Fleabag Support Fund, which distributes grants of £2,500 (or around $3,100) to freelance theater workers who have been impacted by the virus.
Waller-Bridge plans to support U.S.-based charities as well.
“I hope this filmed performance of Fleabag can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times,” she said in a statement, according to Vulture. She added, “Thank you to all our partners and to the creative team who have waived their royalties from this production to raise money for such vital causes in this unbelievably challenging situation…Thank you in advance to those who donate. Now go get into bed with Fleabag! It’s for charity!”
If you’ve already cycled through your favorite Broadway shows that are available to stream—or if you simply need a hefty dose of Fleabag’s signature brand of dry humor—it looks like your weekend plans are officially on lock.
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