Malthouse Theatre presents the award-winning comedy show Fleabag as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival program, serving up a filthily hilarious account of one woman’s daily struggle to be a functional human being.
From the mind of UK performer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (star of the Netflix series Crashing), Fleabag is a no-holds barred monologue that spawned a six-part BBC sitcom, about a sex-obsessed, wine-guzzling, porn-watching woman with an urge to splurge the intimate details of a disintegrating life.
With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig themed café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. Stumbling through a maze of social anxiety, disastrous job interviews and meaningless sex, Fleabag serves up an uproariously true account of some sort of a female living her some sort of a life.
This is blisteringly funny solo from a self-confessed bad feminist Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be performed by UK-based performer Maddie Rice. Fleabag premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 before it went on to become a BBC mega hit. Its return season at Soho Theatre in 2016 caused a booking frenzy with tickets selling out in 10 minutes.
Direction & Dramaturgy: Vicky Jones Performer: Maddie Rice Design: Holly Pigott Sound Design & Composition: Isobel Waller-Bridge Lighting Design: Elliot Griggs
Beckett Theatre – The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 29 March – 22 April 2018 (preview: 28 March)
Information and Bookings: www.malthousetheatre.com.au
Image: Maddie Rice stars in Fleabag – photo by Jonny Birch