Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    28 Mar – 22 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    70 minutes (no interval)

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 18+

  • WARNING /

    Contains strong language and adult themes.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

  • Download / Program

Special Events 2018

Fleabag

A SPECIAL EVENT

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    28 Mar – 22 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    70 minutes (no interval)

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 18+

  • WARNING /

    Contains strong language and adult themes.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

  • Download / Program

We bring DryWrite and Soho Theatre’s award-winning show to our Melbourne International Comedy Festival program.

Fleabag may seem over-sexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig themed café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

The inspiration behind the hit BBC series and new ABC TV Comedy series of the same name, this blisteringly funny solo show from Phoebe Waller-Bridge headlines Comedy Festival at The Coopers Malthouse.

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.

★★★★★ SUCKER PUNCH FUNNY. I'VE NEVER SEEN A PLAY QUITE LIKE IT.

– THE SCOTSMAN

★★★★★ FILTHILY FUNNY

– GUARDIAN (UK)

★★★★★ MESMERISING STAGE PRESENCE, [A] PITCH-PERFECT PERFORMANCE AND GENUINELY ORIGINAL SUBJECT MATTER. 

– TELEGRAPH (UK)

★★★★ ½ PENETRATING, PITCH-BLACK AND NASTILY BRILLIANT

– METRO (UK)

★★★★ BLUE, CONFRONTING, PAINFUL AND HILARIOUS. FLEABAG HAS A BITE THAT LINGERS.

– SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

BY / Phoebe Waller-Bridge
DIRECTION & DRAMATURGY / Vicky Jones
PERFORMED BY / Maddie Rice
DESIGN / Holly Pigott
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION / Isobel Waller-Bridge
LIGHTING DESIGN / Elliot Griggs

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEW
7pm, Wednesday 28 March

OPENING NIGHT
7pm, Thursday 29 March

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

A DryWrite and Soho Theatre presentation in association with Malthouse Theatre.

Key image photography by Jonny Birch.