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  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • Review: The Last Tango at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking

    Not quite a musical, not just dance. Nor is it quite a play. The Last Tango is a curious hybrid of all three – a moving and evocative story told through dance, mime and song. It’s not quite what I expected. The former Strictly Come Dancing stars and world champion dancers Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace […]

  • Review: Rambert – The 3 Dancers plus other works, Woking

    ‘Terra Incognita’. Photograph: Elliott Franks My nine-year-old mudlet is a huge dance fan. She’s been studying ballet since she was four, she’s done modern dance and tap, and during the Strictly season, our Saturday nights are pretty much spoken for. When I heard the Rambert dance company was coming to the New Victoria Theatre at Woking, […]

  • Review: Shadowlands, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

    Last night I saw Shadowlands at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, and I loved it. But be prepared to take your hanky for this one. Or possibly even two. Strangely, though, this is not a sad play; indeed, there are laugh-out-loud moments. But neither is it uplifting. It’s complex, thoughtful, and it’s utterly stunning. And by the […]

  • Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Woking

    Fun, flamboyant, fabulously flouncy and, er, phallic. Definitely phallic. From the opening scene where a giant red lipstick thrusts skyward, to the rounded candles atop the lime green cupcake-clad dancers, this musical makes its intentions abundantly clear. It’s brassy and brash – an orgy of double entendres, innuendo, extravagant jokes and cliches. Oh, and thrusting. […]

  • Muddy meets Brooklands Radio

    Who’d have thought that little ole me would be a radio star. Did you hear? This week, I was a guest o the Just Women programme at Brooklands Radio, presented by the lovely Jay Baylis and Doreen Pipe. Well ok, star might be taking it a little too far, but I did manage a couple of pretty impressive feats, […]


    It’s true I’m not much of a connoisseur of art. I barely know my Rubens from my Rembrandts, my Van Dycks from my Van Goghs. I do own some lovely original paintings, although I have no idea if they’re any good. One was given to me and Mr Muds by a close friend after she heard […]

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