Lady who swallowed a fly on stage

One of the world’s most famous nursery rhymes comes to the stage at The Spa, Scarborough, with added games and colourful animal characters.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, is brought to life by The People’s Theatre Company for the first time on Sunday at 2.30pm.

First written as a song in 1953 it was a chart topping hit for singer and actor Burl Ives before being adapted into a best-selling book by Pam Adams a few years later.

This version, found in schools and homes across the world will soon be celebrating its 40th anniversary.