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Fleabag

From 29 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Raunchy, Great acting, Clever, Hilarious

About the show

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's comic solo play went on to inspire a hit television series, now she brings the original show stateside for its NYC debut. 'Fleabag' is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.  More…

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, 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.


Member Reviews (29)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Raunchy, Great acting, Clever, Hilarious
86
Avg Score

80
Dark, Raunchy, Strong acting, Funny, Riveting

See it if you like warts-n-all confessions. PWB is engrossing. What's the point: sex can destroy lives? No matter, you'll enjoy the wild ride.

Don't see it if you condemn immorality. But if you like to laugh/want to root for a lost soul, go to see PWB's performance. Then (re)watch the gr TV series.

92
Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want insight into millennials.The promiscuity is unsettling for me, but it is fascinating to see into her mind.Incredible performance

Don't see it if you are easily offended by language or tales of sexual exploits.She is so brilliant that you find yourself drawn in against your will.

83
Masterful, Intelligent, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like intelligent humor from a woman's perspective, particularly from a woman who has no need to please anyone and tells it like it is.

Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows particularly from strong outspoken women.

90
Quirky, Hilarious, Epic, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy one person shows. You liked the series, it’s fascinating to see the original and see what it took to adapt the piece.

Don't see it if You dislike characters that are self-indulgent. You need action to be interested in a story or production.

85
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Phoebe live. Emotionally exhausting in humor and pathos.

Don't see it if Prudish about the struggles of others (self?).

91
Hilarious, Refreshing, Resonant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want a master class in storytelling and painting a picture with words

Don't see it if you don't relate to a terrible, self-destructive person or are going to be put off by highly sexual material

92
Skillful, Hysterical, Vulgar, Daring

See it if you enjoy solo shows.

Don't see it if you're prude.

Also West End production, Wyndham's Theatre, August 2019.

85
Great acting, Raunchy, Funny, Razor-sharp

See it if You like edgy, ribald, often moving, in your face monologues about mesmerizing self-destructive women.

Don't see it if Dirty words, lots of sex talk, cruelty to hamsters your basic hilarious train-wreck of a show.

Also Phoebe Walller-Bridge is one talented lady . This show is not to every... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Intense, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Waller-Bridge's performances & writing (on stage & in the tv show). You are hungry for works about complicated female characters.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy discussions of explicit sex, or find brief descriptions of animal suffering troubling.

86
Edgy, Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if The tightest 65 minute piece you will see this season (or not—run is sro—sorry!). PW-B brilliantly straddles the comic/tragic razor’s edge.

Don't see it if This is R to X-rated material so it’s not for prudes, but she doesn’t use it gratuitously. Perfect companion piece to the Bezos Prime show.

80
Raunchy, Masterful, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You can get a ticket. If you have seen the Amazon/BBC show & enjoy Waller-Bridge. She commands the stage & is a masterful storyteller live.

Don't see it if You can't get a ticket. Not the end of the world. See the Amazon/BBC show which is almost as good. She'll be around again.

80
Quirky, Overrated, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want a terrifically performed hour of storytelling. An extremely conventional, but rarely heard, perspective given beautiful life.

Don't see it if you've bought into the hype. This is truly excellent storytelling but it's not nearly as remarkable as it's been built up to be.

86
Masterful, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you like seeing a thoroughly messy character do thoroughly messed up things. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is flawless.

Don't see it if you can't handle crude jokes and lots of implied sex - you don't like an anti-hero

69
Disappointing, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if you are a huge fan of the Fleabag show on Amazon and don’t mind seeing the one woman show on which it was based.

Don't see it if you don’t like solo shows; don’t enjoy some raunchy material; or have seen Fleabag and don’t want to see a lot of the same material.

Also We are huge fans of the show on Amazon Prime, and found this disappoin... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you liked fleabag the tv show..

Don't see it if do not like raunchy stuff...

87
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if A must see if you love the tv show Fleabag.Great writing and story telling.

Don't see it if Don't see if your expecting any great staging,set or costumes.

79
Raunchy, One woman show, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if A well observed 60 minute one woman show about sex, love, sex, self-destructive tendencies, sex and guinea pigs sounds like fun.

Don't see it if You don’t have $100 to throw away for a 60 minute one woman show.

95
Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if you can handle amazing acting and a politically incorrect character. It is real, messy. Actress is excellent. Funny to depressing and back.

Don't see it if you need a set, costumes, lighting pizazz, etc. This is all about the intense, and humorous monologue. Or if you hate tight seating.

90
Raunchy, Intelligent, Hilarious, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you'll enjoy a one-woman tour de force that eases you into the life of a damaged woman, all while remaining truly hilarious. She's a genius.

Don't see it if you're easily offput by extremely frank sexual comedy, or are only looking for a lighthearted evening. By the end, this piece goes dark.

96
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if you can get a ticket! This sold out show is hysterical and poignant - totally a masterclass in storytelling comedy.

Don't see it if Slightly crude and rude humour turns you off. Fleabag is definitely sure of what it is - and it delivers on its promise in spades.

89
Quirky, Intense, Must see, Hilarious

See it if you haven't seen the TV show. I loved it but wondered if I would have liked it even more had I not been so familiar with the TV show.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

80
Raunchy, Quirky, Resonant, Funny, Clever

See it if you are a fan or Phoebe Waller-Bridge, you enjoy well written, tight solo shows.

Don't see it if you're offended by frank sex talk or prefer bells and whistles and big productions.

Also Fleabag is almost *too* perfectly constructed. The woman at the center... Read more Read less

85
Risque, Entertaining, Raunchy, Funny

See it if The show is Raunchy . See if you are a fan of her television show . If sex doesn't offend you make you uncomfortable .

Don't see it if If you are Prudish . Don't like the dry humor of the Brits .

100
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Absorbing, Great writing, Clever

See it if you like something refreshing and different, a one-woman marvel about feminism and self, delivered in typical British humor and sass.

Don't see it if you're conservative and easily offended by strong explicit language and raw honesty, or if you dislike one-person shows and indirectness.

Also I absolutely adored the TV adaptation, but to see it in its original f... Read more Read less

During previews
66
Raunchy, Edgy, Intense, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a raunchy one-person show in which the lead character is deeply flawed and basically unsympathetic.

Don't see it if you don't like talk about sex and if you have trouble with British accents, or if you are expecting a show as good as the television series

Also For the first several minutes, I missed half of what was said because ... Read more Read less


March 7th, 2019
"'Fleabag' throbs with a concentrated, combustible vitality...Oh, the places she takes us, the hilarious heights and the despondent depths (or do I mean the opposite?)...Ms. Waller-Bridge deploys an ace stand-up’s sense of timing...'Fleabag' segues with canny purposefulness among earnest wistfuln...
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March 7th, 2019
"Waller-Bridge is a brilliant comic in total technical control, and she shapes her monologue perfectly around her own skills. She subverts and then re-subverts expectations at whiplash speed, detonating small bombs of emotion just when we expect a joke. As an expression of craft, it’s dazzling......
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March 7th, 2019
"Deliciously inappropriate humor peppered throughout, becomes secondary to the underlying tragedy that keeps bobbing up to the surface to catch you off guard...It has the pinpoint observational comedy of great standup, the fearless honesty and shamelessness of a raw confessional and the subtlety ...
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March 7th, 2019
"Waller-Bridges’ portrayal of her grief, and the slow onion peel of her role in her friend’s silly, terrible death, is still affecting here, even if it feels like the first season’s six episodes had much more time to let that narrative arc breathe. All of these nitpicks are moot, of course, if yo...
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