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Fleabag (DryWrite and Soho Theatre in association with Underbelly)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

An award-winning show first brought to the Fringe in 2013 starring its writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, ‘Fleabag’ is an effervescent joy of frank, vulgar and subversive proportions. In this solo piece, the central character updates the audience on her recent life developments: the break up, the death of her best friend, and the constant embarrassments. While these details are shocking and entertaining, it’s the way she breaks down each event with wry, playful humour that is so captivating. Caught in a paradoxical storm of narcissism and self-hatred, Fleabag’s view of the world never fails to appal or amuse. Performer Maddie Rice commands the stage throughout, with a detailed and exacting performance. This is a raucous and provocative show of real excellence.

Underbelly George Square, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [James Napleton]