Fleabag NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(30 Reviews)
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90%
Mixed
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Members say
Raunchy, Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting

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. 

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Member Reviews (30)

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963 Reviews | 338 Followers
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.

463 Reviews | 70 Followers
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.

412 Reviews | 69 Followers
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.

334 Reviews | 70 Followers
93
Skillful, Hysterical, Vulgar, Daring

See it if you enjoy solo shows.

Don't see it if you're prude. Read more

324 Reviews | 41 Followers
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?).

299 Reviews | 102 Followers
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.

255 Reviews | 45 Followers
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. Read more

242 Reviews | 70 Followers
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

Critic Reviews (24)

The New York Times
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 wistfulness and dismissive flippancy, scorching pain and echoing, hollow silence, giving equal weight to each...It’s so gloriously disruptive."
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Time Out New York
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....What a lot of fun falling apart seems to be!...I, for one, recommend it with all my slovenly heart."
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The Hollywood Reporter
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 to draw you in...It's both gut-bustingly funny and gut-wrenchingly sad...This is punchy, ferociously funny and expertly nuanced storytelling by a writer-performer in full command of her singular voice."
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Entertainment Weekly
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 you haven’t seen the TV show...It’s still a brisk, clever, and indisputably engaging evening of theater, performed at a level of intimacy that most Phoebe Waller-Bridge fans can only dream of in 2019."
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Variety
March 7th, 2019

"In this sharply-told nugget of a play, this unfiltered, sexually obsessed and profane character brilliantly reveals the thin divide between the comedy of lashing out and self-deprecation — and the pain, sadness and introspection that hide within...Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag has an allure and likability even when she says such terrible things about her family, her lovers and, of course, herself...While laughs are plentiful, loneliness, disappointment and death are there, too."
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Theatermania
March 7th, 2019

"The hype is completely justified...Waller-Bridge's priceless facial expressions do half the work as she flinches in disgust, or bunches her lips up to portray a date...Vicky Jones's less-is-more direction further focuses an already powerful performance...We're riveted...Like an intense cross between Lena Dunham and David Sedaris, Waller-Bridge mines the unglamorous truth of urban living and turns it into comedy gold."
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Lighting & Sound America
March 19th, 2019

“She had me laughing helplessly...Waller-Bridge is such a confident entertainer...Waller-Bridge steers us confidently from the comic horrors of the London singleton life into some very, very dark waters. She does so with unerring technical skill and a kind of cockeyed compassion for Fleabag; if she is a monster, she is an all-too-recognizably human one...A slick comic routine wedded to a cry of despair, ‘Fleabag’ is both perfectly awful and awfully perfect.”
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New York Stage Review
March 7th, 2019

"Simultaneously entertaining and disturbing...Genuinely funny when it wants to be—and obviously intended to be. All the same, it’s about someone who, at her distressed core and at the end of the day, is living a life not so darn funny...Even then, when it is funny, it’s most often funny despite itself, funny in the way of people attempting humor to lighten embarrassment and shame."
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