Phoebe Waller-Bridge To Release ‘Fleabag Live’ Play To Raise Money For COVID-19 Charity
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s live theater performance of Fleabag will be released online to support charities working towards COVID-19 reliefs.
The show, which was recorded at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in 2019, will first be made available to stream in the UK and Ireland via Soho Theatre’s On Demand streaming site from April 6. It will then be released to US viewers via Amazon Prime Video as well as via Soho Theatre’s service in Australia, New Zealand and Canada from April 10. No news yet of when it will be made available in India.
The play will be available as a 48-hour download for $5 and all the proceeds will be donated to charities, including the National Emergencies Trust (NET), NHS Charities Together and Acting for Others.
“I hope this filmed performance of Fleabag can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times,” Waller-Bridge said in a statement. “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.”