Lots of people in comedy right now, especially the big timers, are figuring all sorts of innovative ways to raise money to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The brilliant, award-winning, deservingly celebrated Phoebe Waller-Bridge has opted to release a special recording of her solo show performance of Fleabag (which incidentally led her to making the groundbreaking, perfect two seasons of television by the same name).
This live stage production version of Fleabag will begin streaming on Amazon Prime for U.S. access on Fri., Apr. 10th for $5. Proceeds will go to supporting, “…The National Emergencies Trust, NHS Charities Together and Acting For Others, as well as the newly launched Fleabag Support Fund, which will distribute grants of £2,500 to freelancers working in the UK theatre industry affected by the crisis.”
Not that you needed another reason to watch an exclusive live version of Fleabag, but now it’s both for your own enjoyment/enlightenment and supporting organizations that very much need your help.