Reviews

  • Bring on the Bollywood

    This Bollywood extravaganza at the Rose Theatre in Kingston is bursting with colour, energy and fun. It’s on until Sunday so catch it if you can

  • Muddy reviews: Junkyard

    Junkyard isn’t your traditional all-singing, all-dancing musical, but this production from some of the hottest names in London theatre is a joy to watch

  • Muddy reviews: Ghost the Musical

    The musical version of Ghost, the classic story of love overcoming the ultimate barrier, is on at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking from tonight. Muddy’s Sussex sister, Debbie, caught the show a couple of weeks ago when it rolled into Crawley. Here’s what she made of it.

  • Muddy’s week with William…

    No. Muddy hasn’t been hanging with Will and Kate. Nor with Will-i-am. We’re talking about the nation’s greatest poet. This week, Muddy contributor, Zoe Dudgeon, found herself at three of the hottest Shakespeare productions in the country: the Guildford Shakespeare Company’s production of Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night at the National Theatre in London and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Young Vic in London. Here she gives you the lowdown on all three…

  • New! Muddy book club: February

    Need a new book to get stuck into? Muddy, as ever, is here to help. Taking being a bookworm to a whole new level is Muddy’s Kerry Potter. She gets 300 – yes, THREE HUNDRED shiny new tomes delivered to her house every month as she’s also books editor at a glossy mag (won’t somebody think of her postman and his lumbago?). So who better to do a monthly round-up of her favourite new releases? Make space on your Kindle or bedside table pronto for her February literary picks, and if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear them – you can write in the comment box at the bottom of the post.

  • Muddy reviews: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Well, they came. They sang. They danced. And they conqured. But who was the star of the show? Of course, it was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, our fine four fendered friend, who goes from charming rusted heap to sleek shining-like-a-pin machine. The show rattled into the New Victoria Theatre, Woking, this week for a two-week run.

    And with Jason Manford, Claire Sweeney, Phill Jupitus, and a couple of ridiculously talented kids also in the line-up, and a brilliant storyline to boot – it’s definitely one to see if you can.

    • Muddy reviews: A Room With A View

      A Room With A View is among Britain’s best-loved stories – both in EM Forster’s 1908 novel and in the 1985 screen version starring Helen Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith. It was a rom-com before there was even such a thing. Add national treasure Felicity Kendal and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.

    • Muddy reviews: Pride and Prejudice

      Who doesn’t love the story of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy? It’s a story that’s had a long life and numerous interpretations since Jane Austen’s novel was first published in 1813, both on screen and on stage.

      • Muddy reviews: Chicago

        There are some major gaps in my musical history and Chicago is definitely one of them. Winner of six Tony and two Olivier awards, it ran in the West End for 15 years, and is still running on Broadway – and yet I still managed to miss it. Anyway I’ve now put that to rights because I saw the first night of Chicago at Woking’s New Victoria Theatre last night and can report what probably everyone else in the UK knows – it’s mighty good

      • Muddy Reviews: Romeo and Juliet, by the Northern Ballet

        First up, let me just say that I’m not expert when it comes to ballet. But I do enjoy watching the experts leap around on stage. Last night I cosied up with my nine-year-old mudlet, a tub of Loseley’s best and an a large glass of Sauv to watch Northern Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet at […]

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