Dedicated to showing some of the best performances that contemporary theatre has to offer, Cinema Nouveau and National Theatre Live present Fleabag, a rip-roaring look at “some sort of woman living her sort of life”.
Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones, the one-woman show inspired the runaway hit TV series that won six 2019 Emmy Awards, claiming top honours for outstanding writing, best comedy series, best directing and best lead actress.
Filmed live in London’s West End, Fleabag screens at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau theatres in Pretoria, Joburg and Cape Town and at Gateway Commercial KZN on 5, 6, 9 and 10 October, 2019.
Fleabag may appear emotionally unfiltered and oversexed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
Fleabag won The Stage Best Solo Performer Award, plus the Off-West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance. It was adapted into a BBC Three television series in partnership with Amazon Prime Video in 2016 and earned Waller-Bridge a BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance.
The second season premiered on BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video earlier this year to universal acclaim.
Book Fleabag tickets now to catch the irrepressible Fleabag at www.sterkinekor.com, download the SK App, or book at the box office.
Other NT Live broadcasts confirmed for the remainder of 2019 are A Midsummer Night’s Dream, captured live at the Bridge Theatre with Gwendoline Christie and Oliver Chris, Hansard with Lindsey Duncan and Alex Jennings, and Present Laughter captured live at the Old Vic with Andrew Scott, one of Waller-Bridge’s co-stars in the Fleabag TV series.
10 years of National Theatre Live
National Theatre Live turned 10 on 25 June 2019 – the date of the first ever NT Live broadcast – Phédre starring Helen Mirren. Over the last decade over 80 theatre productions have been shown in 3500 venues worldwide, reaching an overall audience of nearly 9 million people. NT Live currently screens in 2500 venues across 65 countries.
More about Fleabag
The West End production of Fleabag was produced by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre and ran at Wyndham’s Theatre from 20 August – 14 September.
Fleabag was originally produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vicky Jones and DryWrite. It previewed at Soho Theatre before its Edinburgh Festival debut in 2013, winning rave reviews and a Fringe First Award. It returned to the Soho Theatre that autumn and was revived by DryWrite and Soho Theatre in 2014 and 2016, as well as touring the UK (2015 and 2018), South Korea (2014) and Australia (2018) and an Edinburgh Festival revival in 2017.
It also won The Stage Best Solo Performer Award, the Off-West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance, and was nominated for an Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Award. In 2019, Annapurna Theatre produced the New York Off-Broadway premiere, co-produced by DryWrite and Soho Theatre.
The extended, sold-out New York runearned Waller-Bridge a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance, a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Show, and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance.
What: Fleabag National Theatre Live
Where: Cinema Nouveau cinemas
When: 5, 6, 9, 10 October 2019
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