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  • Nothing bleak about that!

    Creation Theatre's new musical adaptation of Bleak House, set in Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford, is a classic. Read on for the verdict.

  • 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.

  • Review: War Horse, Oxford

    Eleven years after it first premiered, is War Horse still first past the post for must-see theatre? Read our brand new verdict from the New Theatre Oxford gala night.

  • Eliot *who?*

    Eliot Hodgkin, duh! (OK I didn't know him either). A surprise hit with my kids, this charming exhibition at Waddesdon Manor re-introduces the celebrated 20th century still life and landscape painter. Well worth the detour to the Coach House.

  • Oxford exposed

    Penny Woolcock's MAO exhibition ain't always pretty, but the naked truth about the City of Spires is worth the watch.

  • Spellbound – the first review

    There's a brand new major exhibition in town and it's all about magic. Muddy hopped on a broomstick and headed down for an exclusive tour and it's a corker.

  • Pick of Edinburgh Fringe

    Heading to Edinburgh Fringe this month? Here's our pick of the best comedy, theatre and spoken word to keep you enthralled and entertained.

  • jack and the beanstalk panto at Wycombe swan Simon webbe holding bag of beans Chris Jarvis dame trot shocked faces

    Best panto of the season?

    Oh no it's not! Oh yes it is! Muddy reviews Wycombe Swan's Jack and the beanstalk, starring Simon Webbe, Ashleigh Butler and Chris Jarvis.

  • Muddy reviews: War Horse

    The National Theatre production of War Horse has arrived, so Muddy gallops down to Oxford New Theatre for opening night.

  • Snow White and seven dwarfs at aylesbury waterside theatre su pollard in black cape handing snow white apple

    Panto review! Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

    Don't eat the manky apple, Snow White! Oops, too late. Read my review of Aylesbury Waterside's seasonal show, starring - oh yeah! - Su Pollard.

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