• Fee Fi Fo Fum….

    I just can’t get enough panto at this time of year, so my eldest and I headed off to Bishop’s Stortford’s Rhodes Theatre last week for some quality mother-and-nearly-teenage-son time – watching a man with a beard in a dress, a girl in knee-high boots slapping her thighs, and a very wicked baddie singing about how thick everyone is….

  • Gingerbread man, anyone?

    It’s no secret that I love a good panto – and I’m working hard to make sure my children love them too (whether they like it or not). Judging by my daughter’s reaction to Hansel and Gretel at Hertford Theatre this weekend – “I’d give it 100 out of 10” – I think I’m doing a pretty darn good job of it….

  • The Winter’s Tale at the Garrick

    I popped into London last week, and ended up at the Garrick Theatre near Charing Cross for a performance of the much-5-starred The Winter’s Tale – with Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench topping the bill. And it was stunning. Worth every single star it’s been given…

  • Peter Pan flies in to Bishop’s Stortford

    If you’re Bishop’s Stortford way – and if you believe in fairies – then the Rhodes Theatre’s production of Peter Pan, running all this week, is definitely worth a look.  It’s thoroughly charming family theatre, taking a story we all sort of know, adds a shed-load of songs, and is about as far from Disney […]

  • Stunning piece of theatre on the swingin’ South Bank

    Managed a sneaky evening in London with Mr C this weekend (hoorah for grandparents!), and we blew some of the theatre tokens we’ve had for ages on a couple of seats at the National Theatre to see Everyman….

  • Moomins, Minions and more…

    I, for one, am quite pleased to see that Hertford Theatre is putting on a summer season on family films – and very reasonably-priced ones at just £4 a pop – just in case I need an afternoon of sitting in the dark shovelling popcorn into my little lovelies and relishing the relative peace and quiet….

  • REVIEW: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Hero, over at Muddy Bucks & Oxon, managed to snaffle what must have been one of the last tickets available for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time recently, and she loved it. It’s on tour, though, so there’s always a chance to catch it somewhere else….

  • Get a body like Dirty Dancing’s Gareth

    Much to my disappointment, I’ve not made it over to the New Theatre in Oxford yet to check out the production that’s on there of Dirty Dancing.  Lucky for you, Hero from the Bucks and Oxon Muddy Stilettos has — she’s good like that — and, funnily enough, she found plenty to write about.  I’ve […]

  • Booked the panto yet? Muddy’s definitive guide!

    I’m not going to do any of those lame panto jokes (oh yes I am – oops!). I’ve always loved a good panto — probably more than my kids do, to be honest– and will happily spending as long you like booing the baddies and cheering when the fairy godmother flies in.  I’ve put together […]

  • ‘Ugly’ Sisters? They’re sexy and they know it…

    I love a good panto, me. In fact, I thought I loved panto more than my children did – until I witnessed my 4-year-old daughter yelling “behind you!” at the very top of her voice and dancing her socks (or was it her glass slippers?) off in the aisle during Hertford Theatre’s Cinderella. My 11 […]

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