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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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