The Nose That Nobody Picked: The Mucusical

Date:Sun 08 Apr
Time:11.30am & 2.30pm (Relaxed Performance)
Price:£10 adult | £6 child | 15% off group of 4 (max. 2 adults)

by David Parkin

A surreal, rip snorting yarn for all the family with songs … and snot. 

One day Christopher, a keen but unorthodox gardener, finds a living nose raised by slugs in his garden. In their hunt to find Little Big Nose a face they encounter Doctor Skinner, an eccentric plastic surgeon, who has connections with the nose's past and sinister intentions for its future. 

Staring Pete Shenton (New Art Club) and directed by Esther Simpson (metro-boulot-dodo) this unlikely trail of a show comes straight from the strange brain of David Parkin. Expect mountains of mucus, toe tapping tunes and two nostrils full of magic.



The Difference Engine is a pioneering access system developed by Talking Birds Theatre Company to provide access to small scale, experimental and site-specific performances/events for audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. It delivers captions direct to audience members’ smart phones or tablets. Please note this system is being tested, so please bear with us if there are any glitches.  Please make sure your device is charged.

Instructions for accessing it via a browser on any smart phone/tablet will be available at the venue.

There is now a Difference Engine app available for beta-testing. If you have an Android device, you can download the open beta version of the app here  If you have an iOS (Apple) device please email asking to be added as a tester - please state that you use an iOS device. You will receive a link via email.

To find out more about the Difference Engine please visit

Accessing The Difference Engine via a browser
The Difference Engine is a pioneering access system, developed by Talking Birds Theatre Company, to provide access to experimental, small scale and site-specific performances.  It broadcasts captions to mobile devices: smart phones and tablets.  Please note that the Difference Engine is a prototype access system. It’s been used successfully on a number of shows, and we expect it to work well, BUT we just wanted to let you know that this is a trial – so please bear with us if there are any glitches!

To view captions  (From half an hour before the show, at the venue)
•    Activate Airplane Mode to avoid interruptions     
•    In your phone/tablet’s wifi settings, select the network      ‘DifferenceEngine’
•    When the network is active, you will see the wifi signal:
(it may take from a few seconds up to a minute or so)      
•    Go to your browser and in the web address bar enter:
•    This will open a homepage with a few options – click on:    Captioning
•    You should see a welcome greeting.  The system will be active from about 20 mins before the show – if you try to log on before then, you will not see anything.  Captions will be broadcast when the show begins. 

* Please note that the 2.30pm show is a Relaxed Performance.


FREE Arts & Craft Activity for children and their grown ups
Cambridge Junction programmes regular family theatre, dance and circus. Join us for one of our FREE pre show, drop-in arts and craft ‘Hands on Happenings’ sessions in the Cambridge Junction foyer. These creative activities, led by professional visual artist Sophie Cullinan, are themed to tie in with the family shows that you will be seeing on stage.

Hands on Happenings will be available an hour before the show i.e. 10.30 for 11.30 show. The sessions do get very busy so early arrival is advised. If you do miss out before the show, Sophie will still there when the show finishes for a short time. Please note that Sophie will not be around after the final show of the day.

“The show was a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. From the physical comedy of Shenton to the Disneyesque facial expressions of Mealing, coupled with the well-crafted songs and some tasteful takes on deep subject matter, meant that I had a lovely, fun-filled poignant hour.”
Daniel Nicholas, Tetrad Collective.

Please note that the 2.30pm show is a Relaxed Performance.

Age: 4+

Duration: 50 minutes.

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Photo credit: David Wilson Clarke