boti’s pick of the week: fleabag
The Fringe and the Festival may be over, but there are still heaps of exciting things going on in the city. Each week, we’ll be bringing you our top pick of the week. First up is Fleabag:
If you didn’t catch Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BAFTA-bagging BBC series or the stage show that inspired it the first time round (where have you been?), now’s your chance, as the shockingly funny and candid Fleabag arrives in Brighton this week.
Maddie Rice, in a solo tour de force, is a twenty-something woman – Fleabag – struggling to cope with a recent tragedy on top of dealing with modern life in London. It’s a hilarious and marvellously filthy window into the mind of a dry-witted, sex-obsessed woman. Sure, she’s complex and has her flaws, but ultimately, she’s an endearing character that we reckon a lot of people will be able to relate to.
With its combination of pithy one-liners and emotional punch, it’s must-see theatre. In Rice’s own words, you should go and see it because “it’s a very funny, affecting and extremely honest show about sex, family relationships, dating, grief and the general experience of struggling with life in a big city”. We couldn’t have put it better.
Tuesday 5th June – Saturday 9th June 2018, 7.30pm; £18
The Old Market, 11A Upper Market St, BN3 1AS