Lady who swallowed a fly on stage

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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.