We bring DryWrite and Soho Theatre’s award-winning show to our Melbourne International Comedy Festival program.

Fleabag may seem over-sexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig themed café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

The inspiration behind the hit BBC series and new ABC TV Comedy series of the same name, this blisteringly funny solo show from Phoebe Waller-Bridge headlines Comedy Festival at The Coopers Malthouse.

Stumbling through a maze of social anxiety, disastrous job interviews and meaningless sex, Fleabag serves up an uproariously true account of some sort of a female living her some sort of a life.

"SUCKER PUNCH FUNNY. I'VE NEVER SEEN A PLAY QUITE LIKE IT"
— The Scotsman
"FILTHILY FUNNY"
— Guardian (UK)
"MESMERISING STAGE PRESENCE, [A] PITCH-PERFECT PERFORMANCE AND GENUINELY ORIGINAL SUBJECT MATTER."
— Telegraph (UK)
½
"PENETRATING, PITCH-BLACK AND NASTILY BRILLIANT"
— Metro (UK)
"BLUE, CONFRONTING, PAINFUL AND HILARIOUS. FLEABAG HAS A BITE THAT LINGERS"
— Sydney Morning Herald

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

A DryWrite and Soho Theatre presentation in association with Malthouse Theatre.

Key image: Jonny Birch
Images: Richard Davenport

Partners

BY /

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

DIRECTION & DRAMATURGY /

Vicky Jones

PERFORMED BY /

Maddie Rice

DESIGN /

Holly Pigott

SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /

Isobel Waller-Bridge

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Elliot Griggs

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

PREVIEW 7pm, Wed 28 Mar
OPENING NIGHT 7pm, Thu 29 Mar

Location

Beckett Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION / 

70 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS / 

Contains strong language and adult themes.