Show based on popular nursery rhyme visits Warrington

A stage show based on the hugely popular ‘There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly’ is visiting Warrington for the first time.

From your five-a-day to the latest weight-loss advice, consumers have been presented with some remarkable nutrition plans through the years but none so delightful and memorable as the one enjoyed in this classic nursery rhyme.

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 celebrating its 45th 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.

The audience will recognise songs including If You’re Happy and You Know ItOld Macdonald Had a Farm, and Incy Wincy Spider.

And with a feast of fun-filled games, colourful animal characters and heartwarming fun, There Was an Old Woman is the perfect family treat you can enjoy between meals without ruining your appetite!

Designed for children and adults aged two and above.

There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, Pyramid Arts Centre, Saturday 23 February 2019, doors 1.15pm, starts 2pm, £12/£10.