A tale in a box for children aged 3 to 8 and all the family



There was an old woman who swallowed a cow
I don´t know how- but she swallowed the cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the dog
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her!
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly-
I don´t know why she swallowed the fly
perhaps she´ll die!


FLY TALE is a quirky and playful theatre version of the well known rhyme “I know and old lady who swallowed a fly”. A small wooden box is the theatrical toy which holds all the stories´ ingredients: a miniature garden, a saucepan with a peculiar stew, a moo and a neigh and other curious surprises...


CO-PRODUCED with Figurentheater Hände Hoch!(Puppet theatre company Hände Hoch!, Germany) 
IDEA & CONCEPT Melanie Dennenmoser & Anna Rosenfelder
SET & PROPS Anna Rosenfelder, Paolo Vinella
DIRECTOR Kareen Pennefather



Fantastic hands on entertainment for youngsters- storytelling at its very best!
It was great
This was my daughters first time to the theatre and I enjoyed it all. Thanks!
Excellent show, the interaction with the children and imagination was wonderful.