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  • Muddy Meets Terry

    Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a brilliant new album, sell-out gigs and a headline slot at Cornbury festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

  • Behind-the-Scenes of The Provoked Wife

    Rufus Hound and Les Dennis join Caroline Quentin, Alexandra Gilbreath and Jonathan Slinger in the RSC's upcoming revival of John Vanbrugh's Restoration comedy at the Swan, Stratford, from Thur May 2.

  • Muddy goes wild in London

    Think a family trip into London is more hassle than it's worth? Think again! Here's how Muddy nailed 9 hours in London with kids and made it the best day out ever.

  • April’s best new books

    Quick, spring-clean your bedside table or Kindle to make room for Muddy books editor's Kerry Potter's awesome April picks.

  • Stratford Lit Fest 2019: What’s on for children?

    Looking for a cultural family-friendly jaunt this spring? There's a brilliant line-up of best-selling and much-loved children's authors and illustrators at the 12th annual festival. Before you book, check out our top picks..

  • 22 of the best Easter theatre shows for families

    Have a cracking time at some of the best family theatre shows and workshops for kids and teens this Easter.

  • Coventry’s SHOOT Festival Guide

    Some of Coventry and Warwickshire's best-emerging musicians, dancers, poets, theatre-makers and visual artist will be showcasing their work at this four-day festival from Thur Apr 4 - Sun Apr 7.

  • REVIEW: Wise Children

    The buzz surrounding Emma Rice’s Angela Carter adaptation has been unreal. But does it live up to the hype? Muddy finds out at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre where the debut tour ends.

  • Diary of a Showgirl

    Muddy meets Melissa James, who stars as sultry showgirl Dora Chance, in Emma Rice's racy, "life-enhancing" adaptation of Angela Carter's Wise Children, ending its debut UK tour in Coventry.

  • Painting Childhood & Childhood Now

    A new exhibition at Compton Verney offers a fresh perspective on childhood over the last 500 years that's intimate and moving.

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