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  • Review: The Comedy of Errors

    Local children take to the stage in the RSC's new First Encounters with Shakespeare production for 7 - 13-year-olds combining the floss, yoga and some frenetic family fun.

  • First night: Evita, Wycombe Swan

    Don't cry for me, I love musicals! Muddy heads to the first night of Evita to see Lucy 'The Voice' O’Byrne in action. But was she totalmente increíble?

  • ‘It’s a real action-hero, ‘Marvel’-like play’

    Super-stylish rising RSC talent Amber James on Gregory Doran's Mad Max-style futuristic dystopian Troilus and Cressida.

  • How He Does it

    The most iconic modern role for a male dancer is the Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - so what does it take to make it? Current Principal Max Westwell, who stars in the ballet next week at the Wycombe Swan, reveals all.

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    Dirty Dancing on stage

    A true-to-screen production of the well-loved film hits the stage in Sussex at the start of its tour. Grab a watermelon and go

  • Review: RSC’s Tartuffe

    BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning TV writers Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto reimagine Moliere’s great French comedy in modern-day Birmingham.

  • Muddy’s 23 best autumn culture picks

    It's all going on! Behold, your cheat-sheet to the season's best art, theatre, music and film, as curated by Muddy's deeply cultural Kerry Potter.

  • War Horse

    Michael Morpurgo's story about a boy and his horse during WW1 is awe-inspiring. We caught up with lead actor Thomas Dennis.

  • Let’s hear it for the boys

    The musical Jersey Boys, about the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, has won plaudits a-plenty, but is this one that you should leave to the grannies? Read my review and find out - you may be surprised!

  • West End Kids

    Heading to the Big Smoke this summer hols? Put your feet up while you keep the little people entertained with our pick of the best kids' theatre in town.

  • Me and My Girl

    Chichester Festival Theatre has another hit on its hands with a fun-filled revival of Me and My Girl

  • Muddy meets The Jersey Boys

    What do you get when your husband hides your tripod and your new camera doesnt arrive on time? A very Muddy-style vlog!

  • Backstage pass

    Sequins and feather boas you say?! Muddy slips past security to nose around backstage at the Aylesbury Waterside's sell-out 'Mamma Mia'.

  • The best open air theatres

    Go on, breathe in the culture! The Bard, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and Edith Nesbit get the outdoor theatre treatment in some of the loveliest locations in Bucks & Oxon this summer. Don't forget your picnic...

  • Meet the RSC’s new Juliet

    Grime culture, streetwear and knife crime; Verona takes on a London vibe in Erica Whyman's bang up-to-date new version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

  • Birdsong on stage

    Does the First World War tearjerker's stage offensive pack the same emotional punch as Sebastian Faulk's much-loved novel?

  • Get ready for Gig Theatre

    This genre-busting new cultural mash-up is coming to Oxford next month at the North Wall Theatre. Here's what to expect...

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    Inside the head of Samantha Baines

    The actress and pun-tastic comedian comes to Oxford this month with her sell-out Edinburgh show on women and science. We've nobbled her in her lab coat to tell all.

  • The Kite Runner play review

    The Kite Runner on stage

    The play of best-selling novel The Kite Runner is on tour, featuring brilliant on stage percussion

  • The Shadow Factory

    Muddy reviews the very first production at Southampton's brand new NST City theatre, a cine-visual feast co-conceived by the video designers behind London 2012's Opening Ceremony.

  • Theatre for everyone

    From babes-in-arms to kids on the autism spectrum — The Mayflower, Southampton's relaxed performance brings the magic of live theatre to all.

  • Fun for all Human Beans

    Muddy Review: The first 2017 Xmas show reviewed – The Borrowers at The Watermill Theatre is utterly captivating whether you're big or small.

  • Rising Star: Dinita Gohil

    Muddy meets the Birmingham actor playing Viola in RSC's new production of Twelfth Night with Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon.

  • Go see La Cage Aux Folles!

    John Partridge, Adrian Zmed and Marti Webb star in this fabulous musical about a drag star and his partner playing it straight

  • Pick of Edinburgh Fringe

    Heading to Edinburgh Festival? Overwhelmed by the brochure? Get a shortcut with my picks of the Fringe

  • West End Kids

    Heading to the big smoke this summer? Need a few hours to snooze in the dark? Keep the Mudlets entertained with our pick of the best kids' theatre in town

  • Fiddler On The Roof

    Chichester Festival Theatre's big summer production starring Omid Djalili

  • Edinburgh Fringe planning tips

    Get the best from the fest with my handy guide to how to plan your gig-going

  • Salome, Stratford

    A sexually ambiguous version of Oscar Wilde’s Salome with Matthew Tennyson playing the female lead and music by Perfume Genius.

  • The Buddy Holly Story

    West End hit The Buddy Holly Story is taking early Rock 'n' Roll on tour - get your feel-good fix!

  • Spring Mischief: Part I

    An interview with Oppenheimer playwright Tom Morton-Smith about his hotly-anticipated new play, The Earthworks, at the RSC’s The Other Place, Stratford until Sat June 17.

  • The Crucible reviewed

    'Post Truth' politics, bandwagon hysteria... there's much still familiar in Arthur Miller's famous witch hunt play The Crucible, on at Brighton's Theatre Royal until Saturday.

  • Funny girls

    Stand-up comedy may be a male-dominated field but watch out fellas, these funny women are coming to Wells

  • Review: Seussical the Musical

    Join the Cat in the Hat for a Dr Seuss mash up that's bold, bonkers and utterly brilliant.

  • Two Outdoor Theatre Events You Won’t Want to Miss

    Pioneering Cornish companies Rogue Theatre and WildWorks deliver drama, myth and magic in the great outdoors. Find out about their upcoming productions and get yourself some tickets booked quick, because they won’t hang around.

  • Muddy reviews: Around the World in 80 Days, The Brewhouse

    It was Around the Levels in 20 minutes to get to Around the World in 80 Days at The Brewhouse in Taunton on Saturday. We very nearly didn't make it but I'm so glad we did. The very first in-house Christmas production since the theatre re-opened under new management in 2014 is awesome: fast-paced, inventive, with standout performances, Victorian inspired sets and steam punk costumes. It's warmhearted, full of surprizes – and genuinely funny.

  • Muddy Review: Pride & Prejudice

    Who doesn’t love the story of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy? It’s a story that’s had a long life and numerous interpretations since Jane Austen’s novel was first published in 1813, both on screen and on stage. This Thursday, Regent’s Park Theatre bring their own production to Hall for Cornwall in Truro. Since I’m double […]

  • A day at Norden Farm… on a unicycle!

    I rode a unicycle! Ok, so this doesn’t have quite the same iconic weight as ‘I carried a watermelon’ but hey, let me have my moment. On Good Friday, me and the Mudlets spent the day at Norden Farm in Maidenhead experiencing its popular ‘Give it a Go’ day, part of the art centre’s month long […]

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