Before “Fleabag” was a television show, it was a one-woman stage play. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones, the stage play gives us the first moments of Fleabag and her messy life and family.
Filmed by Tony Grech-Smith, the recorded live performance immerses you in Waller-Bridge’s story and characters. Some characters are merely pre-recorded voices. The feminist lecturer and the bank manager are ominious voices played overhead. Meanwhile, all the other characters brought to life by various actors in the show are portrayed by Waller-Bridge herself. Continue reading Review: “National Theatre Live: Fleabag”
This is a love story.
“Fleabag,” Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s award-winning series, is a masterpiece. I do not say that lightly. But it is true.
Fleabag (Waller-Bridge) is a quirky, sometimes crude woman attempting to live her life. Season 1 introduces us to her life, her family, her friends. She is a mess. Her life is a mess, Her mother has passed and now her father (Bill Paterson) is dating her Godmother (Olivia Colman). She has a strenuous relationship with her sister, Claire (Sian Clifford). And her best friend Boo (Jenny Rainsford) has died. Continue reading Social Isolation Review: “Fleabag”
To celebrate the last decade 2010-2019, we are counting down the best actresses and discussing some of their most notable and memorable performances of the decade. With the help of Film Twitter, the ITOL team has selected 30 actresses. Writer Joan Amenn writes about Entry No. 3 Olivia Colman and her performance in “The Favourite”. Continue reading Best Actress of the Decade, Entry No 3: Olivia Colman