Reviews

  • Review: Rent

    Don’t miss this award-winning, high-kicking, all-singing, all-dancing rock musical at the Assembly Hall Theatre NOW (Tue 23 May – Sat 27 May)

  • London Calling! The hottest new exhibitions!

    You can’t beat London’s museums for a culture fix. So unleash your inner Brian Sewell and check out these must-see Spring exhibitions – featuring Grayson Perry, Hockney and, um, Arnie’s Terminator suit.

  • See this: A Judgement in Stone

    As a child of the 80s, (you’d not seen a perm until you’d seen mine) the Ruth Rendell Mysteries were all over the telly box and Chief Inspector Wexford’s investigations were a must-watch in our household. So when I spotted the Assembly Hall Theatre was getting this brilliant stage adaptation of thriller A Judgement in Stone, I was excited, having read […]

  • The West End is coming! See Ghost at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

    Do you, like me, love the theatre, but due to the extra travel expense, and time it takes, rarely make it into London anymore *sob*? Well cheer up buttercup, because the West End is coming to Kent with this touring production of Ghost. The Orchard Theatre, Dartford gets all the good shows, including this one. […]

  • Review: ‘Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs’, Assembly Hall Theatre

    I’m just back from the Assembly Hall Theatre and onto my computer to give you my hot-off-the-panto press verdict on Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs starring comedienne, actress and all-round national treasure, Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen. To put it succinctly – because I’m knackered! – I think you’ll love it. There, shall I go to bed now? […]

  • Muddy theatre review: The Mousetrap

    You’ve probably heard of murder mystery The Mousetrap – the world’s biggest theatrical success to date, currently celebrating it’s staggering 60th anniversary year. But have you, like me, ever wondered how it has maintained this massive pulling power – packing in the audiences night after night and still retaining its air of intrigue? Well, now I’ve been […]

  • Muddy review: Mr Popper’s Penguins, Assembly Hall Theatre, T.Wells

    My mini muddies tend to ask me the most tricky of questions on a Monday morning before I’m mainlined to a caffeine source. Last week is was ‘What’s past the planets?’ (er, no idea) and ‘Where are my red school sports socks?’ (er, definitely no idea). But this week was different. ‘What’s your favourite bird?’ Easy! […]

  • Muddy Review: Gangsta Granny – Last Few Seats Left!

    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 […]

  • Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

    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 […]

  • Review: Annie, the musical, at the Assembly Hall

    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 […]

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