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  • What’s on this week in Bucks & Oxon

    Sofa surfing, or fancy a local jaunt? I've got both covered in my curated guide to the week handily split into outdoor and online fun.

  • What to watch online this week

    Your weekly boredom buster is here with all the best and brand spanking new TV, film, music and local theatre to keep you entertained from the sofa.

  • Culture vulture: my July hitlist

    Missing the theatre and live venues? OMG, me too. Until normal service resumes for the arts world (your guess is as good as mine), here's my personal culture planner for July - podcasts, books, music and theatre. I'll budge up on the sofa, come and join me.

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    Culture vulture: my June hitlist

    Less time propping up bars means more time enjoying the creative arts right?! Here's what I'm loving this month.

  • The best local arts to stream right now!

    Looking for your cultural fix whilst in quarantine? Enter stage left, my roundup of the best virtual happenings, all from brilliant venues in Bucks & Oxon.

  • Opera’s straight-talking soprano

    Muddy caught up with the Welsh National Opera’s soprano siren, Julia Mintzer, on drinking, costume malfunctions and the art form’s new foxiness.

  • Review: Holes

    An exhilarating new stage adaptation of Louis Sachar’s award-winning ‘90s YA hit novel Holes, that will enthrall both kids and adults.

  • Jeeves with added (Wooster) sauce

    Up for some jolly japes and a gentle skewering of the upper class? Then you'll love this anarchic reimagining of the P.G Wodehouse classic. Read the review.

  • 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.

  • Review: Cabaret, New Theatre Oxford

    Sexy and sad in equal measure, classic musical Cabaret hit the New Theatre with an all-star cast this Feb. Read our review here.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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