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  • South Hill Park The tempest man caught in hanging ropes and two women talking one on her knees

    The Tempest is midwinter magic

    Nothing ropey about South Hill Park's new adaptation of Shakespeare The Tempest, apart from the brilliantly creative stage design. Read on for the verdict.

  • 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.

  • 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 Watermill Theatre christmas show The prince and The Pauper – prince edward tied up by two sisters

    Review: The Prince & The Pauper

    Like the Duke of York , our Prince & the Pauper hero is locked out of the palace. But will he return to his gilded life? Let's see shall we.

  • 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.

  • Theatre Royal Windsor Panto 2019 starring panto dame Steven Blakeley and comedy sidekick Kevin Cruise

    The Muddy panto guide 2019

    It's panto season. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here's 18 of the best in Berkshire and beyond. Greasepaint at the ready!

  • Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas as Vincent in Whats In A Name UK Tour

    Muddy review: What’s In A Name?

    Warning! You're entering the dinner party danger zone – and Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas is the dish of the day. What's In A Name? is hilarious, heated and should come with health warning.

  • Great Expectations stage production south hill park bracknell Miss Havirsham and pip – review

    Review: Great Expectation at South Hill Park

    Great Expectations has been retold a gazillion times. It's a good job South Hill Park's latest production is a darkly innovative take on a Dickens classic.

  • Starring role Audrey Brisson Amelie The Musical

    Review: Amélie The Musical, Reading

    Quirky, creative and a little camp, Amélie, starring Audrey Brisson and Strictly star Danny Mac, is pure escapism – something we could all do with right now.

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