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  • Review: Wise Children

    Angela Carter's novel adapted for the stage at the Bristol Old Vic is a dazzling, joyous, life-affirming jewel of a show

  • Review: Motown the musical

    The story of Motown, from single label biz to mega-label empire (the Supremes, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and all), is funkier than fiction

  • Go see this: Sylvia

    Celebrate 100 years of votes for women by watching this seriously kick-ass, hip-hop happening musical about the women at the heart of the movement

  • WW1 world war soldiers


    Can the First World War tearjerker's stage offensive pack the same emotional punch as Sebastian Faulk's knockout novel? Read on to find out.

  • Fly high with Miss Saigon

    Even if musicals aren’t your favourite thing, a revival production of Miss Saigon at Bristol’s Hippodrome can’t fail to wow

  • A (Re)view from the Bridge

    Muddy goes over to Bristol to confront the American dream...

  • Awful Auntie: live on stage

    David Walliams’ number one children’s best-seller is coming to the West Country – but will it meet fans’ expectations?

  • Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

    No pumpkin coaches or magic wands in this version of the famous fairy tale now on at the Bristol Hippodrome

  • See Cilla – the musical

    Anyone who has a heart or who's lost that loving feeling should step inside love (or, rather, the Bristol Hippodrome)

  • The Cherry Orchard: a review

    Now running at the Bristol Old Vic, Chekov's famous play: tragedy, comedy – or both? Muddy finds out...

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