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  • Muddy Reviews: Present Laughter, Theatre Royal, Brighton

    I wasn’t expecting to get belly laughs from a play written in the late 1930s, even one by Noel Coward, but I did. Present Laughter, on at Brighton’s Theatre Royal until Saturday, and starring Downton’s Phyllis Logan (aka Mrs Hughes), is a comedy that, in the right hands ages very well. The story concerns famous […]

  • Literary laughs at The Bad Book Project

    I couldn’t get further than the first page of The Da Vinci Code. The plot exposition was so heavy-handed in the opening paragraph alone that it made me wince. I know, I know, I missed out on a cracking good yarn but I figure life’s too short and my love of books too great for […]

  • The Noise Next Door return to Brighton

    Local improv stars The Noise Next Door have been on a national tour for months but you can catch them in their old stomping ground of the Komedia in Brighton on selected dates. I’ve seen them a few of times now and have been really impressed. I also got my sister tickets for Christmas when they […]

  • The Muddy Guide: What’s On 25 March – 1 April

    Why should kids have all the fun over Easter? Plenty on for adults too and some good stuff to book ahead. If you’ve young ‘uns to occupy too then see my Easter hols survival guide here Twin Peaks Weekender, Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton 26 and 27 March I once experienced an embarrassing tumbleweed moment […]

  • One-woman show traces roots of hair extensions

    A quirky true-life story is just the sort of thing that has me marking a biro circle in a fringe programme. That’s how I ended up seeing Hair Peace just before my flight home last Edinburgh Festival and I was glad I squeezed it in. The show, on in Brighton this weekend, tells the story of Victoria Melody’s search […]

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