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FRI 18 - SUN 20 JAN

Jason Manford: Muddle Class, Norwich Theatre Royal, Thurs 17th – Fri 18th January

Jason manford

Get your laugh-a-minute fix with Jason Manford’s new stand-up show that details his middle-class misadventures. The perfect antidote to any January blues!

Book tickets £28.50


Karl Minns: Sortabiography, The Playhouse, Norwich, Fri 18th – Sat 19th January

We like to support local and this home grown talent is a huge influencer in the Norfolk comedy scene.

Nimmo Twins writer and performer Karl Minns looks back at his life and takes you through stories, stand-up comedy, songs and an underwhelming Powerpoint presentation as he fruitlessly tries to make sense of the 47 years he’s spent bimbling around looking for meaning.

Book tickets £17.00


The Prettiest Starman, Norwich Arts Centre, Sat 19th January

we can be heroes neon sign

Calling all Bowie lovers! Norwich Arts Centre hosts the sell-out show that gathers friends and fans of the late, great man to play all of his favourite songs. This isn’t just another tribute band but a joyous and uplifting celebration of his music. Unmissable.

Book tickets £11.50 adv or £13.50 on the door


Circus! Show of shows, Time & Tide Museum, Gt Yarmouth – Tues 8th Jan – Sun 3rd March 

Need to get the kids out of the house before they start hibernating? This exhibition takes you on a journey from the origins of Hippodrome Circus in Ancient Greece through to the Great Yarmouth ‘Hippodrome’ of modern day. Think Greatest Showman with a little less Jazz. Follow it with a brisk walk along the promenade, some penny arcade action and donuts and it’s a family day out sorted!

Book tickets Adult £5.95, Child £5, Family + 2 adults £20.95, Family + 1 adult £15.70


Food Glorious Food, The Kings Head – Letheringsett, The White Horse & The Jolly Sailors – Brancaster, January 

pizza with mozzarella and rocket

Three of our favourite coastal pubs have some great food offers on this month. If you’re turning a blind eye to dry January – head up to The Kings Head or The White Horse where you’ll get 50% off a main when you buy a bottle of wine. Now that’s the kind of offer we like at Muddy! Or hop over to the Jolly Sailors for their 2 for 1 pizzas – the perfect family treat.


The Tiger Who Came To Tea Exhibition, Blickling Hall, Sat 12th January – Sun 3rd March

A family favourite in the Muddy household and I can’t wait to take the Muddlings to see this new exhibition celebrating the book’s 50th Birthday. Littlies can enjoy interactive play with a life-sized tiger in Blickling’s 1930s kitchen whilst surrounded by displays of Judith Kerr’s illustrations, notes and sketches. The exhibition will also feature family trails in the house and garden!

 Book tickets  Adults £10.35, Children £5.15, Family £25.90 (access to property and gardens)


The Mechanical Circus, The Forum, Norwich, Wed 2nd – Sun 27th January

It’s the end of the Circus 250 celebrations and The Forum will be hosting an exhibition of mechanical sculptures, physics games and puzzles. This is circus with a physical twist (and we’re not talking acrobats!)



Ken Kiff: The Sequence, The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, now until Sun 21st April 

The Sainsbury Centre is always a great way to spend a few hours and this colourful exhibition might even grab the kids’ interest. Widely considered to be one of the most important artists of his generation, Kiff spent his career exploring issues that fused the complexity of the individual psyche with everyday life. This major exhibition is the first showing of his work in a public gallery for over 25 years.

Plus – explore the brilliant works in the Sculpture Park – Lynn Chadwick’s Steel Beasts are still in situ.

Book tickets £8

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