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  • This month’s best new reads

    What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck into one of pro bookworm Kerry Potter's enthralling new literary picks.

  • The Top 20 things to book in 2020

    Crack out your calendar folks (and maybe your credit card). Here are the hottest tickets for Bucks and Oxon in 2020 - see you there!

  • Book now! The 2020 cultural picks you must not miss

    There's a ridiculous amount of amazing art, books, film, TV, music and theatre landing this year. Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter picks out the best of the bunch.

  • REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress

    The RSC’s new musical has it all - David Walliams' magic storytelling, Robbie/Guy Chambers smash hits, and a story that chimes with a modern desire to celebrate difference in a kinder way.

  • Do you love Dick?

    Their joke, not mine! Double entendres aplenty and snake hips all the way for Curtis 'Love Island' Pritchard's first foray into panto. Enter stage left, the Muddy verdict.

  • Beauty or Beastly?

    Aylesbury Waterside Theatre's panto production stars Danny Walters (Keanu from EastEnders for you non-soapsters!) plus La Voix (Britain's Got Talent) and local celeb Andy Collins. But was it beautiful or beastly?

  • Muddy’s 10 best books of 2019

    So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you - here's her definitive list of the year's best books. Get stuck in!

  • Lights, camera…

    Waddesdon! The National Trust's 'Jewel in the Crown' shines bright with its Christmas Light Trail. Read my insider tips on what to see while you're there.

  • Muddy reviews: Cinderella on Ice

    The spins, jumps and lifts in this Wycombe Swan production of the classic fairy tale are frankly jaw-dropping - but then, what do you expect, it's the Russian Ice Stars leading the charge! Read my review, grab the kids and go.

  • The best children’s books of the year

    From toddlers to teens, we've got the 16 best kids' reads of the year, as picked by our favourite local book shop.

  • 12 festive family shows

    Can't stand the panto? Here are 12 alternative festive shows without a boo, hiss or 'he's behind you!' in sight across Bucks, Oxon and beyond.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • The 10 dreamiest coffee table books of the year

    Clear space on your coffee table! Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has 10 sexy, shiny visual feasts for your delectation.

  • Awesome Autumn culture planner

    It's all going on! Behold, your cheat-sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film, as curated by the extremely cultural Kerry Potter.

  • Everyone’s talking about…

    Jude Law, baby! Or should that be his itty bitty very pretty papal white budgie smugglers? Banish your other half for five minutes and ogle the trailer in peace.

  • The top 10 books of the summer

    Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

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