Fleabag: The Scriptures: Phoebe Waller-Bridge's new book
As Fleabag fever continues, Phoebe Waller-Bridge confirms the series will be immortalised in a book, Fleabag: The Scriptures
The early adopters among us may already have a Fleabag volume in our bookcase; the script of the original one-woman play is published by Nick Hern books. You can buy it here, and you can see Waller-Bridge in a revival of Fleabag in London. But the comedy has evolved and expanded since the monologue that first piqued interest at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013, then snowballed in popularity as it was adapted into two spin off BBC series.
Fleabag: The Scriptures is the first time the TV series scripts will be published. It includes series one and two, along with never-before-seen stage directions. Publisher Emma Herdman, who secured the book for Sceptre, says' Fleabag: Scriptures showcases all we’ve loved about Fleabag, but also proves that what we’ve seen on our screens is only the tip of the iceberg. The reading experience, with the stage directions and Phoebe’s original work, is just as rich as you’d imagine.'
The behind-the-scenes content is glimpsed in a brief extract of the book:
Her coat falls open. She only has her bra on underneath. She pulls out the little sculpture of the woman with no arms. It sits on her lap. Two women. One real. One not. Both with their innate femininity out.
Fleabag: Scriptures will be published on 5 November 2019 in hardback and eBook.Click here to pre-order.