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  • madagascar The Musical wooden crate on stage with giraffe lion hippo annd zebra inside

    First night: Madagascar The Musical, The Hexagon

    I like to move it move it! Muddy heads to the first night of Madagascar The Musical to see if Matt 'The X Factor' Terry has roarsome animal attraction.

  • illuminated see saws Kings Cross London

    Day trippers

    Half term's here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 24 family day trips.

  • woman coming out of the starting blocks running

    Run for the hills

    Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first - all the inspo you need to pull on your trainers. Plus, fun local races to sign up for!

  • Macbeth South Hill Park Bracknell man and wide embrace on stage

    Review: Macbeth at SHP

    Blood spatter, treachery and backstabbing… Joe Malyan's intensely dark production of Macbeth returns to South Hill Park, Muddy checks it out.

  • stack of February best books vintage radiator brick wall

    February’s best books

    It was still the dog days of winter last time I checked – so let's hunker down with a compelling new book. Cue February's must-read tomes.

  • Singer Elton John baseball outfit and cap playing piano at gig

    Unmissable culture in 2019

    Want to make the most of 2019? Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter has curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art of the year. Get yer diary out!

  • Close shave

    Gillette's new ad campaign is ruffling a few feathers. What do you think?

  • Top 10 book for young adults

    The magnificent indie bookshop Mostly Books has scoured the shelves, and selected its Top 10 books for the miracle of a tween/teen no-screen Christmas.

  • XMAS: Top 10 kids books

    The Top 10 books for kids this Christmas - lovingly chosen by The Book House, purveyors of one of the top kids sections in the home counties!

  • Aladdin Hexagon Reading Justin Fletcher dame dressed as egyptian pharaoh and so she with mummies

    Panto review: Aladdin

    It's all back to Justin's House for a panto party. Aladdin at The Hexagon in Reading will be cleaning up this year with a show that's fun, festive and very silly.

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