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  • Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

    A gifted ballerina is torn between lurve and her passion for the dance in this exhilarating production by Matthew Bourne's New Adventures dance company

  • 20 for 2020

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

  • what's on 2020

    The 2020 cultural picks not to 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.

  • max westall

    Max Westall, dancer

    *The* iconic modern male dancing role is the Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - so what does it take to make it? Max Westwell reveals all.

  • La Fille mal Gardee is on point

    Things are hotting up on the farm: the sun is rising, insects are buzzing, chickens are dancing, and love is in the air – and not just amongst the birds and bees

  • Review: Romeo and Juliet

    Testosterone-filled, muscular men in tights and the innocent lurve of star-crossed young lovers in the Nureyev ballet

  • REVIEW: THE RED SHOES

    A ballerina sacrifices everything for her art with tragic consequences (but a great night out for the rest of us)

  • Captain Flinn’s back at The Brewhouse!

    I take the Muddies to live theatre any chance I can. They're captivated by the magic of the lights, sets, costumes and 'real' performers and it fires their imagination in a way that's a joy to see *wipes tear from eye*. And here's the perfect show...

  • Muddy Must See: Tap Factory

    Tap Factory are coming to the West Country as part of their UK tour. It’s their second since 2014 proving that, at a time when everything seems to be making a comeback – from tea dances to vintage clothes and swing classes to trapeze acts – tap is enjoying a much-deserved resurgence of its own. […]

  • Muddy Must see: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping beauty

    I saw Matthew Bourne’s groundbreaking all-male version of Swan Lake more than *cough* years ago (I cried all the way through it) and I’ve always loved his work. Since moving down to Somerset I haven’t seen any of his productions (I know, I know, I need to make more of an effort), so I literally […]

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