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  • Book ’em and boot ’em out!

    Deep breath, stock up on wine and gin, we’re facing the Easter break head on. Rather than an exhaustive calendar of stuff to do, plus lots of scrolling through this and that, we’re scaling it back and really curating hard so that you can clearly see the very best in courses, days out locally, day trips away, […]

  • 7 cool things to do (without kids)

    Brace yourselves folks, it’s half term week. Keeping the kids entertained is one thing, but keep the adults sane is far more important. Check out the cool stuff to do this week – oh and stock up on wine. NT Live: Saint Joan, Corn Exchange Newbury, Thurs Feb 16   I’m a big fan of […]

  • Tall Stories Room on the Broom

    13 new things to do or book this week 19-25 Jan

    We’re over the hump, Donald gets the keys to the White House and you get a weekend pass – buy the ticket and enjoy the ride: from ballet, to musicals, live music, wrestling and wine tasting (there’s always wine). Happy weekend y’all.   Bolshoi Live: The Sleeping Beauty, Corn Exchange Newbury, Sun 22 Jan Is there anything […]

  • 13 things to do or book this weekend (12-18 Jan)

    Awards season has kicked off and like a spinning disco ball this week’s Muddy Guide has a liberal sprinkling of glitz and glamour. It’s a good time to get out of your PJs, the red carpet has been rolled out – a weekend of wonder (and a massive wine) awaits. La La Land, general release in UK cinemas, Thurs 12 […]

  • See this: Dirty Dancing reviewed

    Dirty Dancing shimmies and shakes its way into The Hexagon, Reading from Mon 21 Nov to Sat 26 Nov. I saw the show on its last tour and loved it so much I went straight back and saw it again the next night! Lucky for us, Hero from Muddy Bucks & Oxon grabbed her watermelons (*ahem*) and her dancing […]

  • Hunks on tap!

    At a time when everything seems to be making a comeback – from tea dances to vintage clothes and swing classes to trapeze acts – tap is enjoying a much-deserved resurgence of its own. And hunky tap at that! No doubt comparisons will be made with the hit stage show Stomp, but Tap Factory is a very different […]

  • Catch it while you can! Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

    I don’t know how she does it?! Our mighty Muddy leader Hero over at Bucks & Oxon I mean, who somehow manages to be here, there and everywhere… this week she has squeezed in so much I’m convinced she’s been cloned! Thankfully for all of us she (or a pretty convincing body double) managed to be at the opening […]

  • The Muddy Guide: Thurs 19 – Weds 25 May

    Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Wycombe Swan, 24 – 28 May Hero over at Muddy Bucks & Oxon is seeing this next week so I’ll share her review when she reports back. This is the final week of the UK tour so don’t miss out. Everything I’ve seen from Matthew Bourne – The Car Man, Swan Lake –  has been incredible. […]

  • Review: Jungle Book, Theatre Royal, Windsor

    Ok, this review is super-quick, because you have approximately three hours to book your tickets, grab the kids and get out the door to see tonight’s 7pm show. And I do think you should see it. Although, please be warned it is a VERY different Jungle Book to the original. There are no animals. I repeat NO animals. […]

  • The Muddy Guide: Thurs 14 April – Weds 20 April

    An Audience with George The Poet, Thurs 21 April, RYND, Reading, 7.30pm He’ll never get that off you know. Those bloody Sharpies are the bane of my life. Anyway, George the Poet published his first collection of poetry, Search Party, last year. At just 25 he has taken his unique brand of spoken word performance and […]

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