• Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s play “Fleabag” is all set to stream on Amazon Prime Video to raise money amid the pandemic 
  • The money will be given to various charities to help medical professionals
  • None of the staff will take royalties 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s epic play “Fleabag” is all set to stream on Amazon Prime Video to raise money for the people who are in dire need amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release obtained by Variety, Waller-Bridge noted that the world is going through rough times and she hopes that the “filmed” performance could help in raising money for the people affected by the pandemic while providing wholesome entertainment to those who are in self-isolation.

The actress also revealed that the money raised will be going to a number of charities including NHS Charities Together and Acting For Others, and National Emergencies Trust. All the money raised from the production will support all the health care workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic.

“I hope this filmed performance of ‘Fleabag’ can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times. All money raised will support the people throughout our society who are fighting for us on the front lines and those financially devastated by the crisis,” Waller-Bridge said.

She also revealed that all the production staff decided to not take any royalty and donate the money to charity. The acclaimed actress concluded by expressing gratitude toward those who are already doing charity work.

“Thank you to all our partners and to the creative team who have waived their royalties from this production to raise money for such vital causes in this unbelievably challenging situation. Thank you in advance to those who donate,” Waller-Bridge said.

Waller-Bridge wrote “Fleabag” as a one-woman play in 2013 and went on to become a series on Amazon. The series proved to be a massive success and season 2 won a total of six Primetime Emmys last year, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

Waller-Bridge was named Outstanding Lead Actress In a Comedy Series and also won for writing. The series also won three Critics’ Choice Awards and two Golden Globes. Former United States President Barack Obama named Season 2 of “Fleabag” among his favorite films and television series of 2019.

Daniel Craig was so impressed with her writing that he brought in Waller-Bridge to enhance the script of “No Time To Die,” the 25th film in the James Bond franchise.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge says "Fleabag" is over for now. Amazon/Steve Schofield