The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

Category: Theatre

The Muddy Guide: Thurs 14 – Wed 20 July

13 Jul 2016

“Kill The Cardigan”, Image and Style Workshop, Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, Tue 19 Jul

If you’re interested in sharpening up your work wardrobe WellStyled is launching a unique training course to help women kill the cardigan and learn how to dress to impress. Style Coach and Personal Stylist, Siobhan Young, will be running a three-hour Women in Business Workshop to help you hone your professional style and “dress like you mean business”.

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YOUR questions answered: Antony Costa

24 Jun 2016

Antony Costa stars in swinging 60s musical Save The Last Dance For Me – currently touring the UK and coming to Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, Mon 4 Jul to Sat 9 Jul. When I was given the opportunity to chat to him I posted a request for your interview questions on Facebook – many of you responded – and what clever *staggers in amazement* clean questions they were. Over to you…

What can audiences expect from this show? 

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Muddy Review: Gangsta Granny – Last Few Seats Left!

26 May 2016

David Walliam’s novels have been favourites for both of my mini mudlets, and with four of his books already adapted for screen, and another on the way, it’s no great surprise the stage is getting in on the act too. Gangsta Granny, Walliam’s fourth novel, has been touring since the end of last year and stops off at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, from Wed 1 – Sat 5 June.

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Tap factory tour comes to Tunbridge Wells

29 Mar 2016

As the Tap Factory tour comes to the Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells, Kent-born cast member Michael Newman answers your questions…

Q: In your own words how would you describe the flavour of the show? What can audiences expect? Jess, Sevenoaks

A: It’s a very high energy performance. There’s no spoken word at all – except one or two words in an African regional dialect that we don’t expect anyone in the audience to understand!

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Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

11 Mar 2016

Prepare yourselves. The Priscilla tour bus is coming to Kent – woo-hoo! First the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury (Mon 21 – Sat 26 Mar) then Orchard Theatre in Dartford (Mon 25 – Sat 30 April). My fellow Muddy editor over in Surrey has already seen it – here’s her exclusive Muddy sneak peak so you have plenty of time to get tickets if you so wish. Surrey had Darren Day, we’ll be having Duncan James of boyband Blue fame both are meant to be brilliant…  Did I mention Muddy Surrey is an Aussie?

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Review: Annie, the musical, at the Assembly Hall

2 Mar 2016

My nearly nine-year-old is an Annie aficionado. She’s watched all three movies, bought the soundtrack, learnt the lyrics and perfected the art of feisty back-chat that would make our heroines in the orphanage proud.

So she made the perfect companion and critic when I went to see Annie at The Assembly Hall, last night, on the first show of its five-day run in Tunbridge Wells. In case you don’t know the story, it’s set in the time of the Great Depression in New York City after the stock market crash of 1929 (yes, I had to look that up) and follows the fortunes of Annie, a tough-girl orphan, cared for (or not as it turns out) by the child-hating Miss Hannigan.

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The Muddy Guide: Thurs 25 Feb – Weds 2 Mar

25 Feb 2016

Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, 11 Feb – 22 May

My fabulous, finger-on-the-pulse colleague Muddy Berks gave me the heads up on this one and I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. Having been at the forefront of fashion, beauty and portrait photography since its launch in 1916, British Vogue has an enviable and unrivalled archive of outstanding imagery.

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Lesley’s stay young secrets!

23 Feb 2016

What does Lesley Joseph listen to before a big night out? Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell of course! She stole the show as Dorian on TV’s Birds of A Feather and continues to do so now the girls have reunited over 15 years later for another series. She’s also playing one of my all time favourite characters – song-belting, gin-swigging Miss Hannigan in the theatre tour of Annie, The Musical

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The Muddy Kent half-term survival guide, Feb 16

9 Feb 2016

It’s half term already.  I know, it’s hard to believe.  Five minutes ago, we were picking pine needles out of the carpet – now it’s time to figure out how to keep the little darlings amused for a whole week again.

Lucky for us, there’s loads of fun stuff going on across the county and beyond.  Indoors, outdoors, crafty, sporty, musical, you name it.  So, time to get planning. 

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