the egg


  • 3 - 6 Oct

Event Information

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
The Medlock Charitable Trust
The Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain

Thurs 7.30pm,
Sat 11.30am & 3pm
Sun 3pm

Running times: 1 hour

No performance info available

Presented by the egg, Oxford Playhouse, Theatr Iolo and Conde Duque.

Do you remember when you stopped mucking about?

Paloma has always mucked about with Pichón. They run wild. They dress up like tigers, flamenco dancers, queens, kings, rabbits and Lady Gaga. Life is fun and funny and a little bit loopy. Until one day a blinding white light lands on Paloma. Embarrassed and confused, her days of dressing up, running wild, and mucking about with Pichón seem to be over….

It’s good to be ambitious, but not too much

It’s good to be attractive, but not too much

It’s good to be heard, but not too much

Slowly Paloma begins to realise all the things she has lost. Created with an international ensemble, Muckers is a quest for self-acceptance, with original songs and quite a lot of Spanish. Side-splitting and poignant in equal measure, it brings us face-to-face with the curious invisible forces which are acting upon us when we don’t even know it. Join Paloma on a magnetic, captivating, and mucky journey to battle the patriarchy. There’s a name for girls like you.

Gloriously knotty’ – The Guardian – Read the full review here
It really is a must see for all ages.’- Exeunt Magazine – Read the full review here

Thurs: An optional post-show discussion will take place with the co-producers in the auditorium after the show.

Fri : An optional post-show discussion with the creative team in the auditorium after the show.

Watch the trailer here!

Tour Dates

the egg, Theatre Royal Bath – 3rd – 6th October
St Neots, The Priory Centre – 21st October 
Take Off Festival, Durham – 23rd – 24th October


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

The Medlock Charitable Trust

The Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain


Thurs 7.30pm,
Sat 11.30am & 3pm
Sun 3pm

On Thursday enjoy a post-show discussion with the co-producers

£9 Standard Price
£8 Children & Students
£7.50 | Plus 1 in 11 free Schools (Available Fri 10am & 3pm)

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Caroline Horton

Caroline Horton is a theatre maker, performer and playwright based in Birmingham, UK. She was nominated for a 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre for You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy, which also won The Stage Awards Best Solo Performer in 2010.

Writer: Caroline Horton
Director: José Troncoso
Designer: Verity Quinn
Actors: Caroline Horton and Patricia Rodriguez
Maternity Cover Pichón: Elena Olivieri
Composer and Sound Designer: John Biddle
Songs: Caroline Horton and John Biddle
Lighting Design: Ali Hunter
Production Manager: Gemma Brooks
Deputy Stage Manager: Jules Riley
Assistant Stage Manager: James Lisk
Language Consultant: Jot Davies
Artist Wellbeing Practitioner: Lou Platt
Set build: Chris Samuels
Costume Supervisor: Cristiano Casimiro
Cloud fabrication: Rob Gibson at Ventura Foreman
Backcloth: Supplied by Promptside
Lighting hires supplier: SLX
Audio Description Training: Willie Elliot for Graeae Theatre Company
Young Audio Describers Support: Tiffany Rhodes
Producer: Tim Bell for the egg, Theatre Royal Bath
Co-producers: Laura Elliot, Oxford Playhouse; Kate Perridge, Theatr Iolo; Miguel Oyarzun and Isla Aguilar, Conde Duque
Executive Producer: Kate Cross

With thanks to: Ruth Garreta (and family), Elisa Muñoz Sánchez, Katherine Williams, Aimar Perez Gali,Rocio Bello, Ana Sala, Cris Blanco, Ignacio Mateos, Javier Ariza, Edward Jaspers, Natalie Branagan,Alejandro Merino Martinez and Peter Brooke-Tyrrell.

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  • Box Office phone lines are currently open from 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here