TICKETS are selling fast for Bridport's community theatre production FLEA!, which begins on Tuesday (23).

There are still tickets available for the matinee performances.

People are being urged not to miss the circus-themed, community theatre production everyone is just itching to see!

The show, which involves a cast of more than 100 local people, with a team of professionals at the helm, is being performed at Bridport Electric Palace from 23 – 27 May.

Rehearsals for FLEA! have been going on since February.

The producer, Sally Vaughan, who came up with the original idea for the show, said: “There's such a great atmosphere at rehearsals, especially now that the show is really coming together... excitement, anticipation and a great sense of camaraderie."

Hester Goodman from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain plays the lead role of Madame Celine, the devious and exotic, ukulele-hating, ringmistress of a flea circus.

From small beginnings, the show, directed by Niki McCretton, is huge, with fantastic stage sets, marvellous costumes and music from start to finish.

Said Sally: “It's an absurd and whacky story with something for everyone - not just ukulele players. The music is original and very beautiful and visually it promises to be vivid and quite a spectacle.”

UkuleleOpera has been funded by Bridport Electric Palace, Arts Council England, West Dorset District Council and Bridport Town Council.

*There are six performances of FLEA! at Bridport Electric Palace from May 23 to 27 including three matinees. Call the box office for tickets.