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May Contain Food

On Demand from Protein Dance

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May Contain Food

23 Apr - 3 May


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“Playful and dynamic as both the singing and dancing were performed perfectly by the cast.” ★★★★ London Theatre Reviews

“Lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes.” ★★★★ The Guardian, 2016

“A yummy night!” ★★★★ The Stage, 2016

“May Contain Food dismantles the isolation seen in most online performances today and creates a new digitally-led viewing participatory space.” ★★★★ The Upcoming


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.

On available  On Demand, 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.

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.

Important information

Available on demand from Midnight 23 April – Midnight 3 May 2021.

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.