Phoebe Waller-Bridge will star in Fleabag ONE MORE time for last ever West End run

Fleabag is to play the West End for a strictly limited four week run this summer, marking Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s last ever time in the role.

The play version of the acclaimed TV adaptation was first produced to a modest audience at the Edinburgh festival in 2013, and has since spawned two seasons on the BBC, revivals on stage and a sold-out off-Broadway run.

Written by Waller-Bridge, and directed by Vicky Jones, the one-woman show is to be a ‘homecoming run’ – set to take place at Wyndham’s Theatre in London for 30 performances over four weeks from 28 August.

She's back - one last time: Fleabag is to play the West End for a strictly limited four week run this summer, marking Phoebe Waller-Bridge's last ever time in the role

She's back - one last time: Fleabag is to play the West End for a strictly limited four week run this summer, marking Phoebe Waller-Bridge's last ever time in the role

She’s back – one last time: Fleabag is to play the West End for a strictly limited four week run this summer, marking Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s last ever time in the role

Fans of the series were disappointed to learn that Waller-Bridge – who is currently co-penning the latest James Bond film – would not make a season three. And so, this final opportunity to watch the character in action will surely soften the blow.

Fleabag is an account of ‘some sort of woman living her sort of life’ – and won Waller-Bridge a Fringe First award after its original debut.

The show sees the eponymous heroine’s coping with her best friend’s untimely death, as well as sex and business in the modern age.

‘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,’ reads the play synopsis.

Back to its roots: The play version of the acclaimed TV adaptation was first produced to a modest audience at the Edinburgh festival in 2013, and has since spawned two seasons on the BBC, revivals on stage and a sold-out off-Broadway run

Back to its roots: The play version of the acclaimed TV adaptation was first produced to a modest audience at the Edinburgh festival in 2013, and has since spawned two seasons on the BBC, revivals on stage and a sold-out off-Broadway run

Back to its roots: The play version of the acclaimed TV adaptation was first produced to a modest audience at the Edinburgh festival in 2013, and has since spawned two seasons on the BBC, revivals on stage and a sold-out off-Broadway run

Last time: Written by Waller-Bridge, the one-woman show is to be a 'homecoming run' - set to take place at Wyndham’s Theatre in London for 30 shows over four weeks from 28 August

Last time: Written by Waller-Bridge, the one-woman show is to be a 'homecoming run' - set to take place at Wyndham’s Theatre in London for 30 shows over four weeks from 28 August

Last time: Written by Waller-Bridge, the one-woman show is to be a ‘homecoming run’ – set to take place at Wyndham’s Theatre in London for 30 shows over four weeks from 28 August

The BBC series led to Waller-Bridge earning phenomenal fame, after which she went on to pen Killing Eve – another runaway TV hit.

She played Fleabag in 2016 at Soho Theatre and has just finished performing the part in New York.

Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre said: ‘It’s a privilege to have contributed to the journey of Fleabag with Phoebe thus far and we couldn’t be more pleased the show is returning home to London alongside DryWrite for a West End run.’

Busy: Waller-Bridge is currently co-penning the latest James Bond film

Busy: Waller-Bridge is currently co-penning the latest James Bond film

Busy: Waller-Bridge is currently co-penning the latest James Bond film

Last hurrah! Fans of the series were disappointed to learn that there would not be a season three. And so, this final opportunity to watch the character in action will surely soften the blow

Last hurrah! Fans of the series were disappointed to learn that there would not be a season three. And so, this final opportunity to watch the character in action will surely soften the blow

Last hurrah! Fans of the series were disappointed to learn that there would not be a season three. And so, this final opportunity to watch the character in action will surely soften the blow

The show toured the UK (2015 and 2018), South Korea (2014) and Australia (2018) and an Edinburgh Festival revival took place as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase in 2017).

The production 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.

The extended, sold-out New York run earned 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.

Success: The extended, sold-out New York run earned 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

Success: The extended, sold-out New York run earned 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

Success: The extended, sold-out New York run earned 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

She earned a BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance after the TV series was aired and the series was also nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award, Television Critics Association Award and Critics Choice TV Award, among other accolades.

The BBC and Amazon renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on BBC Three earlier this year and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 17. 

Meanwhile, Killing Eve has been renewed for a third season. The first was nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and 15 BAFTA TV Awards.

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