Available until Sunday 14 March
MAY CONTAIN FOOD ON DEMAND
This show forms part of our #LoveLowry programme.
Available from Fri 5 March – Sunday 14 March
This performance is available to watch from Fri 5 March at 7pm and then ‘on demand’ until Sun 14 March at Midnight. After booking a ticket you will be emailed a link (not before Fri 5 March at 7pm) to access the recording at any time and however often you like until the end of the run.
Do you miss eating at restaurants and going to the theatre?
Protein invites you to bring home both by laying your table with a specially conceived tasting menu and immersing yourself in May Contain Food.
The Guardian’s Hottest Front-Room Seats: The best theatre and dance to watch online.
“Playful and dynamic as both the singing and dancing were performed perfectly by the cast.” ★★★★ London Theatre Reviews
“May Contain Food dismantles the isolation seen in most online performances today and creates a new digitally-led viewing participatory space.” ★★★★ The Upcoming
“Good enough to eat.” Exeunt Magazine
Now available online, with an introduction by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and composer Orlando Gough, May Contain Food is Protein’s popular and witty piece of dance and music theatre created by Luca Silvestrini and Orlando Gough in 2015, featuring an exquisite cast of four vocalists and four dancers singing for their supper.
Sit back, follow the performers and relish in the food, just like the audience in the recording, as you explore your relationship with eating for a very unique ‘night in.’
Some courses feature simple ingredients such as a cherry tomato and a ball of rice, whilst adventurous audiences seeking a full sensory experience can have a go at Gough’s own recipe of aromatic sticky ginger pudding to bake during the viewing and consume at the end.
“A yummy night!” ★★★★ The Stage, 2016
“Lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes.” ★★★★ The Guardian, 2016
From savouring simplicity, to the communal act, to touching on the moral dilemma of vegetarianism, the show weaves through the cultural significance of eating. Orlando Gough’s original score is performed entirely a cappella as movement is composed and music is choreographed creating an intimate experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief.
“Orlando Gough’s score is splendidly, sonorously odd.” The Observer, 2016
The recipes to prepare will be sent to you by email after purchasing a ticket. For the full immersive experience, allow yourself enough time to get the ingredients and prepare the recipes before the show. Preparation and cooking time is two to three hours. Note this is a tasting menu and you might consider adding more snacks to make it a full meal.