"See where it all started and be there for the end"
The play that inspired the hit TV show Fleabag is returning to London for a limited run. After the first batch of tickets sold out almost immediately, now the release of more tickets has been announced via a lottery.
The acclaimed show, which recently came to an end with its second series, originally started out on the theatre stage.
Now, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge herself and directed by Vicky Jones, the play will be following up its sold-out run in New York by returning to London at Wyndham’s Theatre from August 20 – September 14.
“See where it all started and be there for the end,” reads a statement for the show.
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Tickets sold out almost immediately after going on sale yesterday, but now it’s been announced that more will be made available via a lottery system.
“33 tickets in the front row and boxes for each performance of Fleabag will be sold through an on-the-day lottery at the theatre for £20 each,” reads a statement. “In addition there will be 33 standing tickets per performance at £10 each which will be available on a first come first served basis.”
Confirming the end of the show, Fleabag star Sian Clifford said last month: “There will not be a third series. This is it.”
She added: “I think I’ve described it online as like this beautiful, perfect ending and I think it is. But I think what it’s closer to is poetry.
“I think that people will accept that this is the end when they see it because I think it is complete; I think the story is complete.”
In a five star review of Season 2, NME wrote: “Few comedy writers could pull off turning such a deeply upsetting event into a ridiculous farce. Throwing around such weighty subjects – miscarriage, dead parents, mourning – can so easily come off as utilising extreme shock value for cheap impact.
“That’d certainly be true if a show like Fleabag was written with a less sensitive handling, but Phoebe Waller-Bridge juggles sorrow expertly alongside slapstick hilarity. It’s a mean feat, and it marks her out as one of the most talented pen-wielders and actors in British comedy right now.”