UkuleleOpera presents FLEA!

UkuleleOpera presents FLEA! - a spectacular circus-themed community theatre production.

Based on an original idea by Sally Vaughan, written and composed by Andrew Dickson, and directed by Niki McCretton, FLEA! tells the story of Madame Celine, the devious and exotic ringmistress of an extraordinary flea circus, performed by Hester Goodman (of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain). FLEA! brings together a diverse range of professionals and around 100 community participants in the production and performance of an opera ‘la bouffe’ (rough opera).

The word ukulele literally means ‘jumping flea’ in Hawaiian and the show uses the instrument as the main theme in both the story and the music. It is, however, by no means the only theme. The show will bring together many different art forms including circus, music, dance, acting, design and making, digital technology… and even dog agility! FLEA! will appeal to a diverse audience, offering a thrilling spectacle that contains something for everybody, whatever your age or interests.

There will be six performances of FLEA! between 23-27 May 2017. Doors open 1 hour before each performance time:

Tues 23rd – 1pm (general public & schools matinée)
Wed 24th – 1pm (relaxed performance* & general public)
Thurs 25th – 7:30pm
Fri 26th – 7:30pm
Sat 27th – 1:30pm & 7:30pm

* The relaxed performance is open to everyone, but especially welcoming for those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. It’s fine to make noise, move around or leave the theatre.


Tickets for all performances are onsale now! Available from:

The Electric Palace: | 01308 428354  (Tues-Fri, 11-5 / Sat 10-2)
Bridport Tourist Information Centre: 01308 424901  (Mon-Sat, 10am – 3pm)

Tickets are priced as follows:

Tues 23rd & Weds 24th 1pm matinées:   £6.50 advance and on door, all ages

All other performances:
Under 12s & Students: £8.50 advance (£8+50p booking fee)  / £9 on door*
Adults: £10.50 advance (£10+50p booking fee) / £12 on door*