YOU might recall when you were a child you heard the he nursery rhyme: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly.

You will be glad to know and I am sure your children will be over the moon to know she is coming to the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre at 2.30pm on October 6.

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

This version, found in schools, nurseries and homes across the world, is soon to be celebrating its forty-fifth anniversary, and to mark the occasion popular Children’s author Steven Lee (How The Koala Learnt To Hug, Don’t Dribble On The Dragon) has turned this much loved tale into a magical musical stage show written especially for children to enjoy with their parents.

Brought to you by The People’s Theatre Company and directed by Nick Lane, there’s a feast of first class games, colourful animal characters and heart-warming fun; it’s the family treat you can enjoy between meals without ruining your appetite! The songs include: If You’re Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many, many more!

For anyone aged 2 to 102.

Tickets can be booked online at or by calling the box office on 01823 414141.