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Stage Editorial

muckers19.jpg Profoundly silly

‘Muckers’ is a riotously loopy show for young audiences that also explores big issues such as empowerment, bravery and the courage to be yourself. It’s coming to The Hullabaloo in Darlington this May.

‘Muckers’ has been a real breakout hit since the Olivier-award nominee Caroline Horton first performed it in 2017. A truly innovative piece of theatre it helped change the conversation about what children’s theatre can be and has 

received a string of five-star reviews. It concerns Paloma and Pichón who like nothing better than mucking about. They run wild. They dress up like tigers, flamenco dancers, queens, kings, rabbits and Lady Gaga. But when Paloma comes face to face with a blinding light, the pair are catapulted into a strange world where they begin their surreal adventure. This original, funny and magical play is given extra heft by dint its subtle examinations of everything from sexism to body image. Suitable for ages 7+ (and, hey, that includes you. Adults will love this, too).

Muckers, Saturday 18 May, The Hullabaloo, Darlington, 11am & 2pm (2pm is a relaxed performance), £7. theatrehullabaloo.org.uk