Last week I went to the Wellcome Collection for a talk on hoarding vs. collecting but unfortunately the tickets sold out before I arrived.
The presenters were brilliant and used as many flea-related puns as possible, working with the crowd and keeping everyone actively engaged.
Before they revealed the fleas they warned us that they liked to jump and could only be see with “special equipment”, such as a magnifying glass. As the show went on the microscopic fleas performed a selection of feats, such as tightrope walking and breathing fire. Unfortunately one flea was killed during the performance, though, luckily, a flea-sized casket was at the ready. (Miraculously the flea came back to life before being crushed by accident as the assistant cheered.)
Overall it was an hour of good, clean family-friendly fun of microscopic flea performances and flea-tastic puns.
Were you there? Have you ever gone to a flea circus? I’d love to hear your experiences and thoughts!