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  • Cinderella, but will you have a ball?

    He's baaaaaaack! Justin Fletcher returns to Reading to star in Cinderella. But who needs a glass slipper when a pair of ballet shoes and a balloon bring the house down.

  • Aladdin South Hill Park Braccknell Widow Twankey dancing

    Review: Aladdin at South Hill Park

    Can an old lamp prevent a royal scandal? *Asking for a friend*. No dirty laundry aired here, Aladdin in Bracknell is bubblier than Widow Twankey's hot wash.

  • Gif of recommended books on Muddy Stilettos

    If in doubt, buy a book

    The Little Book Shop – Cookham's magnificent indie – has scoured the shelves and selected nine gift worthy reads for the impossible to buy for.

  • The Bear Norden Farm Maidenhead Pins and Needles Production bear puppet saying goodbye to Tilly

    Review: The Bear at Norden Farm

    A polar bear puppet delivers the spirit of Christmas while pooing and weeing all over Tilly's house. Alternative, yes, but The Bear, is pure magic.

  • The_cast_of_A_Christmas_Carol_at_The_Old_Vic woman ringing bell wearing black overcoat and hat

    12 alternative festive shows

    Hate panto? Feast your eyes on these 12 alternative festive shows without a boo, hiss or ‘he’s behind you!’ in sight across Berkshire and beyond.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

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