The show, which was recorded at Wyndham’s Theater in London in 2019, will initially be available for streaming in the UK and Ireland via Soho Theater’s on-demand streaming site starting today, Monday April 6 . It will then be extended to the United States via Amazon Prime Video. as well as via the Soho Theater service in Australia, New Zealand and Canada from Friday April 10.
The cost of the show, which will cost £ 4 ($ 5), will be distributed to charities, including the National Emergencies Trust, NHS Charities Together and Acting For Others, as well as the recently launched Fleabag Support Fund, which will distribute grants of £ 2,500 to freelancers working in the UK theater industry affected by the crisis. Fundraising support has already started with £ 356,000 raised thanks to a substantial donation from Phoebe Waller-Bridge and other donations from TodayTix and an anonymous donor. A US charity will be revealed later this week.
Elton John, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul McCartney join the thank you video for England Health Services
The show, which was produced by DryWrite, Soho Theater and Annapurna Theater and directed by Vicky Jones, was originally a one-woman show by Waller-Bridge before going on television, via BBC Three and Amazon, before the star never brings him back to the theater.
Waller-Bridge said: “I hope this filmed performance of Flea bag can help raise funds while providing some theatrical entertainment in these isolated times. Thank you to all of our partners and the creative team who have waived their royalties on this production to raise funds for such vital causes in this incredibly difficult situation. All the money raised will support the people of our society who are fighting for us on the front lines and those who are financially devastated by the crisis, including those in the theater community. Thanks in advance to those who donate. Now go to sleep with Flea bag. It’s for charity. “