Nick Hern Books will publish a new edition of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s play "Fleabag"—the inspiration for the TV series of the same name—to coincide with the show’s upcoming West End run.
Publishing on 29th August, Fleabag: The Special Edition will feature the original playscript, previously unseen photos and exclusive bonus content by Waller-Bridge, director Vicky Jones and key members of the creative team. It will be introduced by Deborah Frances-White, stand-up comedian, writer and host of “The Guilty Feminist” podcast.
Nick Hern Books first published Fleabag in September 2013, immediately following its award-winning premiere at that year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The play went on to play for two runs at London’s Soho Theatre, national and international tours, winning a number of prizes. The first series of the TV adaptation came in 2016 followed by a second series earlier this year.
The news comes weeks after it was revealed that the scripts of the "Fleabag" TV series has been the subject of an extensive auction.
Nick Hern Books m.d. Matt Applewhite said: “We’re very excited to publish this new edition of Phoebe’s outrageously funny, blazingly forthright play, which will give Fleabag’s millions of fans a chance to celebrate its incredible journey from fringe theatre hit to international cultural phenomenon.
“When we first published Fleabag, six years ago now, it had only just started out on that path, but even then we knew it was something very special indeed. So it’s been wonderful to watch it grow into the worldwide success it is today. We’re proud to list Phoebe amongst our authors, and hope readers enjoy this new edition of her play.”
Waller-Bridge will return to the stage with Fleabag for one final time next month. The critically acclaimed production will run for 30 performances from 20th August to 14th September at Wyndham’s Theatre, London.