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  • Muddy’s 10 best books of 2019

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

  • REVIEW: Giraffes Can’t Dance

    We ventured deep into the African jungle to watch the annual dance competition where animals of every shape and size go to waltz, tango & cha cha cha! What did we score it? Find out here.

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      It’s Panto Time 2019

      It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are the perkiest pantos in Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. You ready, Widow Twanky?

    • WEST SIDE STORY REVIEW

      West Side Story is about romance, rivalry and an ill-fated rumble. Buckle up for a roller coaster ride in Curve's fantastic revival of the hit musical.

      • Aladdin, the panto

        Songs, silliness and X-Factor winner, Sam Bailey - it could only be the panto. What's that? You wish for a family ticket to the show? Your wish is my command!

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        Festive family shows

        Can't stand the panto? We've waded through the sea of stripy tights, soap star celebs and double entendres to find some brilliant alternatives across Leicestershire. Go see!

        • The Boy in the Dress

          Back of the net! Footie, fashion and clever choreography come together in the RSC's new stage adaptation of David Walliams' children's novel. Take a peek ahead of next month's opening night.

        • Q & A with The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson

          Incredibly Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling picture book The Gruffalo was first published, 20 years ago! Muddy talks books, performing and buying a post-office with the best-selling writer.

          • 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.

          • 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.

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