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  • January new release book piled up on table wiith jug of flowers and a coffee cup

    January’s best books

    What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck into one of pro bookworm Kerry Potter's enthralling new literary picks.

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    Book now! The 2020 cultural picks

    There's a ridiculous amount of amazing art, books, film, TV, music and theatre landing this year. Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter picks out the best of the bunch.

  • Muddy’s best books of 2019

    So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you - here's her definitive list of the year's best books. Get stuck in!

  • 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 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.

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