The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Bucks & Oxon Edition

Category: Dance

See this: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

25 May 2016

Just a quickie review this, because I need to let you know before it ends on Saturday.  I went to the Wycombe Swan last night to see the opening night of Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty and it was every bit as incredible as I’ve been banging on about in the Muddy Guide. This revived 2012 ballet is on its last few days in the UK before it disappears to South Korea, so I am flagwaving madly.

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The Muddy Guide: What’s On – Thurs 3 – Weds 9 March

4 Mar 2016

Into the final straight for this week and galloping towards some fun. Giddy-up!

Flower workshop, The Quince Tree, Sat 5 March

Show your mum how much you appreciate her at this floral workshop, where you’ll create a beautiful floral display in a vintage container to take home as a gift (no gentlemen – crysanthyms from Esso aren’t going to cut it). Kids are welcome, but under 13s need to be accompanied by an adult.

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Go see Rambert at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – 2 nights left!

12 Feb 2016

Let me begin my review of the Rambert dance company at the Waterside Theatre by saying that my usual technical assistant in all things dance (my mother, who had a scholarship to the Royal Ballet and knows her stuff) was ill last night. I was chucked out of my ballet class at the age of 7, so this Muddy review will be a little light on the chassés and pirouhettes, but extremely knowledgeable on skintight lycra, of which I can report there were pleasingly large amounts.

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SEE THIS: THE CAR MAN, WYCOMBE SWAN

14 May 2015

A nifty swifty review because there are only three days left to go at The Wycombe San for Matthew Bourne’s award-winning 2000 dance work The Car Man, his reinterpretation of Bizet’s Carmen, transposed to a small mid-Western town in Sixties America.


I couldn’t make the press performance on Tuesday but managed to bomb down there last night and let me tell you, it is fantastic.

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Review: West Side Story at New Theatre, Oxford

22 Oct 2013

This review is super-quick, as it’s way past Muddy bed time and I’m about to turn into a pumpkin. Or something.

But I just wanted to let you know, with tickets only available until Saturday, that I went to the first night of West Side Story at the New Theatre in Oxford and it was really thrilling – if you were on the fence, hop off it, and go and buy a ticket.

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