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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Handed Out G&T Tinnies To Fans Waiting To See The ‘Fleabag’ Play In London

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creative force behind Fleabag, Crashing and Killing Eve, handed out tins of G&T to fans waiting to purchase tickets to a remount of her one-woman stage show in London.

The 2013 play Fleabag, which started life at the Edinburgh Fringe, tells the story of a woman grappling with the suicide of her best friend, as well as with her particularly middle-class woman malaise. In 2018, a production of Waller-Bridge’s play starring Maddie Rice was part of Sydney Festival.

The play is the inspiration for the beloved BBC series of the same name. Its second season was fodder for plenty of conversation this year, with the introduction of a love interest played by Andrew Scott (Sherlock), dubbed widely as ‘Hot Priest’.

The pair share cheeky cans of G&T in Hot Priest’s parsonage. Waller-Bridge, accompanied by Andrew Scott, nodded to the moment by handing out the same brand of G&Ts to the people queuing for tickets to the sold-out run of Fleabag at Wyndham’s Theatre on Saturday.

Alexei, a woman who filmed the actors’ act of goodwill, told The Guardian:

“Just before the box office opened, Andrew Scott came out followed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge carrying boxes of M&S G&T, giving them away to everyone in the queue.

“No one could believe it was actually happening! Phoebe Waller-Bridge thanked everyone for waiting for hours and said that she hoped people would get tickets and would enjoy the show.

“Andrew was carrying slimline G&T, whilst PWB [Waller-Bridge] had the ‘full-fat one’, as she said. It was a huge surprise to everyone and was very nice of them. Everyone was in shock.”

Apparently even Taylor Swift is a fan and was spotted at the play on Friday night. No cheeky footpath G&T for Swift though. On October 5, Waller-Bridge hosts Saturday Night Live, with Swift as the episode’s musical guest.

Waller-Bridge was pulled on board to help rewrite the script for the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, earlier this year.

Fleabag is streaming now on Amazon Prime.

National Theatre Live: Fleabag is in selected cinemas from October 11.