A STAGE version of a much-loved nursery rhyme is coming to Kelso.

‘There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly’ promises a musical family treat when it arrives in the town next Wednesday.

The show, part of Live Borders’ spring 2019 programme, is an adaptation of the comic rhyme telling the tale of a woman who swallows animals.

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.

The book is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.

To mark the occasion, popular children’s author, Steven Lee has turned the tale into a magical, musical stage show written especially for children to enjoy with their parents.

Hamish Moir, programming and events officer at Live Borders said: “‘There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly’ is an iconic children’s book and we can’t wait to see it performed in the lovely Tait Hall.

“As a charity, we want to see these town halls used for all the community and this is the first in a series of family-centred events coming to our halls in the Borders.”

The show will be performed by The People’s Theatre Company at Tait Hall. Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £10 and can be booked by calling 01750 725480 and online from www.liveborders.org.uk. The show is suitable for children aged two and above.