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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

A magical combination of live action, animation and puppetry to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pam Adams' bestselling book.

28 May

From £8

The Round

1h 10m


"There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly..."

But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too, as they bring the world’s best loved nursery rhyme to life just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pam Adams' bestselling book.

In this enchanting stage adaptation, aliens from a distant planet have crash-landed on earth and need our help to get home. But there’s a problem. Their rocket runs on stories, not fuel, and only the greatest story in the universe will be enough to save them...

With a captivating combination of live action, animation and puppetry, this magical re-telling of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly is sure to surprise and delight children and nostalgic adults in equal measure.

"A great introduction to the theatre with just the right balance of sitting listening and taking part."  ★★★★★ –Bristol Guide

 "Thoroughly entertaining and brilliant fun". ★★★★★ Patricia Goodwin, What's on Stage

"A lovely take on the nursery rhyme with lots of interaction. A truly magical 60 minutes." ★★★★★ - Andrea Murphy


Written by: Steven Lee

Directed by: Nick Lane




28th May


From £8


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Re-sales & exchanges: We must have the ticket at the Box Office in order to perform a re-sale or exchange. We regret we cannot refund money but four or more days prior to the performance we will exchange it for an alternative performance, within three days of the performance we will attempt to re-sell the ticket on your behalf. Both services are subject to a charge of £1.50 per ticket. Latecomers: Anyone arriving once the performance has begun will not be admitted until a suitable break which, on occasion, may be the interval. Content: Where possible we do indicate if strong language and/or adult content is used. Customers are advised to contact the Box Office with any concerns before booking tickets. Please note: the re-sale of tickets is prohibited.

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