FLEA the PANDEMIC Dorset 1348 by Sue Ashby In 1348 a ship arrives at Melcombe Regis carrying goods from China, having visited ports across Europe. A flea comes ashore, carrying the plague. Dorset folk are the first to experience the unknown illness that will spread across the whole country. Flea the Pandemic mixes history and humour to look at the rich and the poor, the powerful and the essential workers – and wonder why little has changed in 672 years. Taboo Theatre Company has worked in partnership with The Exchange to create an original, socially-distanced, play. This is Taboo’s third play using Dorset history and the lives of ordinary people: join us in celebrating the re-opening of the Stour Hall for public, socially-distanced, performance. We are very grateful to Taboo Theatre Company who are donating all ticket monies from Flea the Pandemic to support The Exchange. We want our patrons to feel safe and confident when returning to The Exchange, and we will therefore be introducing measures in accordance with Government Guidelines, to ensure the safety of our customers, volunteers and staff. All tickets must be pre-booked in advance.