Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag (The Play) Heads To Amazon To Raise Money For COVID-19 Charities

One of the best series to come out of Amazon is Fleabag.

Starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge and based off the play of the same name, Fleabag follows a young woman of the same name who is free-spirited, sexually active, but harbors anger and confusion as she tries to make sense of her life and actions. The series has been critically acclaimed across both seasons and, along with creating Killing Eve, has gotten Waller-Bridge some series attention.

Now, however, you can see Fleabag in its original and purest form: the one woman stage show. The first season of the series is largely adapted from it. Waller-Bridge is releasing this version to Amazon in order to raise money for COVID-19 charities.

In a statement, she said, “I hope this filmed performance of Fleabag can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times. 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. All money raised will support the people throughout our society who are fighting for us on the frontlines and those financially devastated by the crisis, including those in the theatre community. Thank you in advance to those who donate. Now go get into bed with Fleabag! It’s for charity!”

Fleabag (the play) will be available for two weeks starting on Friday, April 11 for purchase for 48 hours and will be available for two weeks. The money will go to charities such as he National Emergencies Trust (NET), NHS Charities Together, and Acting For Others along with Fleabag Support Fund that is helping theatre freelancers out of work via the pandemic.

Bec Heim
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