Muffin the Mule at Pennywell Farm!

Muffin will be at Pennywell Farm this year for some special one off days. You will be able to hear his story, meet his friends and sing his song in a fun and friendly show. The highlight being when the puppets come to life and the magic begins! On these days Muffin and his friends…

ITV News West Country!!!

What a fantastic morning yesterday with ITV’s Richard Lawrence filming for the 6pm West Country News at Pennywell Farm! Muffin got to perform on stage, talk with Richard and myself, as well as meeting some new friends at Pennywell. All put expertly together to show a great story as well as advertising Muffin starting at…

Thank You SADS

Thank you so much to Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society (SADS) for the wonderful backdrop for Muffin’s performances at Pennywell Farm this half term. Special thanks must go to Chris, Viv and Ron for all their hardwork and a wonderful design. I’m sure it will be greatly admired!

Muffin at East Budleigh WI!

What a wonderful evening at the East Budleigh WI. Almost like old times, with Muffin the Mule strutting his stuff again on stage as Will McNally pulled his strings and told his story. There were guest appearances from Oswald the Ostrich, Mr Peregrine the Penguin Esquire, Hubert the Hippopotamus, Peter the Pup and the elegant Grace the…

Annette Mills with Mr Peregrine Esquire in 'Muffin and the Squeaking Shoes'

Muffin the Mule ‘NEW’ YouTube Channel

Welcome to and please check out the Muffin the Mule new YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFXtwB4Bl2sY3nfpu5YIlg. The first programme to be loaded is ‘Muffin and the Squeaking Shoes’ – featuring Mr Peregrine Esquire’s brand new and rather squeaky shoes and how they all look to try and solve the problem. There will be a range of different…

A new ‘Peter the Pup’

Today was a fantastic day as I picked up the latest replica puppet – Peter the Pup! A wonderful creation by Keith Frederick (who really knows his stuff) and the attention to detail is incredible. Now safely home Peter is already getting to know his friends and enjoy Devon life. It won’t be too long…

Muffin the Mule birthday on Dartmoor

Muffin’s Birthday

Muffin celebrated turning 69 this week with a walk on Dartmoor in Devon! He is greatly looking forward to the next 12 months where he is keen to experience more adventures, meet new people and hopefully hear his song again! It was Sunday 20th October 1946 that Muffin first stepped on to Annette Mills’ piano. It…

Muffin The Mule at East Budleigh Scarecrow Festival

Muffin was on hand, or shall I say hoof, to meet and greet people at the Village Hall during the East Budleigh Scarecrow Festival in June this year. Hundred’s of people came to see the scarecrows but were amazed to find Muffin the Mule (the original of course) entertaining them whilst they enjoyed some refreshments….

The Mule Before Muffin

Back in 1933 Jan Bussell and his wife Ann Hogarth were touring Britain with their puppet theatre and found that their performances had become pretty slick and they therefore had enough time for an extra act as part of their puppet circus. Jan Bussell designed, or probably more accurately scribbled on a piece of paper,…

Muffin sent to Coventry!

Muffin is currently starring in the exhibition ‘The Story of Children’s Television from 1946 to today’. It is a major exhibition which celebrates children’s programming broadcast on all channels in Britain and hosted by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry (https://www.theherbert.org/). Muffin travelled up early to prepare for the exhibition and I met up with…