Fleabag is wonderfully hilarious in it’s interpretation of a twisted and somewhat shocking story. In my opinion, it’s the perfectly balanced delivery of the sensitively viewed topic of sex addiction. Approached and performed lightheartedly, but strong reinforcement of the message through the craftily written script. Overall an outstanding production, performed with exceptional timing and skill by a singular, skilled actor. If you’re looking for a gripping, hysterical show this fringe season, Fleabag is your go!
Written by Eloise Hall
Raw, troubling and hilarious to the point of tears. Maddie Rice performs one outstanding piece of writing, exploring modern day troubles living life as a young woman in a world drenched with sex and pressures of adulthood. Her execution and expression works seamlessly with the perfectly timed audio and lighting design, directed by Vicky Jones. The simplistic addition of sound effects and voice recordings adds just enough texture to break up the solo performers monologue. Minimalistic lighting is used to enhance Rice’s expressions and reactions with a singular down-light creating a harsh wash in specific scenes, and coloured washes and spotlights for specific moments of intensity.