Our protagonist – the eponymous Fleabag – is an independent woman with a one-track mind, chasing down every fleeting sexual encounter that comes her way. Fleabag is the dark but undeniably funny counter-argument of the likes of Sex and the City, prodding at the many grubby realities of modern relationships.
Waller-Bridge’s script is fearlessly filthy fare, making no concessions for the more queasy or prudish among its audience. Its bold pushing of boundaries and saying of the unsayable will never be to everyone’s taste, but those who can wince through the more outrageous anecdotes will gain plenty in return. Far from pushing buttons for the sake of it, Waller-Bridge’s provocative material is both hilarious and thought-provoking, asking plenty of questions in the wake of its shuddering laughs. Is exercising the right to promiscuity a victory or a loss for feminism? Where does empowerment end and humiliation begin?
Don’t expect answers, but do expect an entertaining and occasionally troubling evening in the theatre. Even before the Twitter-trending success of the series, Fleabag already had a strong track record on stage, winning a string of plaudits and awards at the Edinburgh Fringe and swiftly selling out last time it was at Soho Theatre.
|What||Fleabag, Soho Theatre|
21 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3NE | MAP
|Nearest tube||Tottenham Court Road (underground)|
On 19 Aug 17, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
|Price||£12.50 - £15|
|Website||Click here to book via the Soho Theatre|