ELVIS Presley had a number one hit in the USA and the UK with the song Good Luck Charm in 1962.

The opening lyrics are: Don't want a four leaf clover,Don't want an old horse shoe, Want your kiss 'cause I just can't miss, With a good luck charm like you..."

While he is not singing about a ladybird or to give them their Latin name Coccinella magnifica, ladybirds are seen as bringing good luck.

Many cultures have cherished them over the centuries and one person whose career is being helped by the ladybird is Edward Way.

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The actor who hails from Burnham on Sea in Somerset, is on tour with the children's play 'What the ladybird heard' which will be bringing its magic to the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton from May 11-13 and at the Octagon in Yeovil on June 22-24.

Edward said: "The lovely thing about a children's audience is they can be the best in the world.

"They have a great sense of enjoyment and really show you.

"We were recently in Truro and when we came off stage we said if you could bottle that feeling you would make a million.

"What youngsters who come and see this show will get is a one hour high energy performance with live music, songs and comedy-it will be an assault on the sense."

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In the show, Edward plays Hefty Hugh who along with his partner in crime Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they are foiled by the ladybird.

How? you'll have to see to find out.

The acting bug for Edward came when he was eight-years-old and appeared in his first panto.

This grew when he attended King Alfred School in Highbridge where he said each drama lesson was brilliant and fun thanks to the teacher Mrs Morgan.

It is this feeling Edward carries with him and wants to replicate every time he appears on stage.

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He said: "I'm a country lad from Burnham on Sea and three months ago I was on stage in the West End of London playing to thousands of people for three months.What could be better."

Tickets on sale for the Brewhouse online at thebrewhouse.net or for the Octagon in Yeovil at octagon-theatre.co.uk