Fleabag stage show now streaming online to raise money for coronavirus charities

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s stage play version of her award-winning BBC comedy drama Fleabag is now streaming online in order to raise money for charity.

The play - which was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 - was adapted into the hit TV series, before being revived on stage in 2019.

Now, a recording of Fleabag from last year at Soho Theatre is streaming on the London venue's On Demand platform.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The download is available for £4, with proceeds going to charities including The National Emergencies Trust (NET), NHS Charities Together and Acting For Others.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the stage play version of Fleabag

Money raised will also go to the Fleabag Support Fund, which is distributing £2500 grants to freelancers in the UK theatre industry affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I hope this filmed performance of Fleabag can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times,” Waller-Bridge said.

“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!”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to scotsman.com and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.scotsman.com/subscriptions now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Frank O'Donnell

Editorial Director