Protein: May Contain Food

Do you miss eating at restaurants and going to the theatre? Lancaster Arts and Luca Silvestrini’s Protein invite you to ready your table with a specially conceived tasting menu and immerse yourself in May Contain Food.

Introduced by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and composer Orlando Gough, May Contain Food is Protein’s popular and witty piece of dance and music theatre inspired by social occasions and life at mealtimes. When you book you’ll be sent a recipe card to create your own tasting menu for this immersive dance show.

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. When you book you’ll automatically receive a set of recipes for your own tasting menu to eat throughout the performance.

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

★★★★ The Upcoming

Lip-smacking fusion of song, dance, mime and sweet aperitif tomatoes.

★★★★ The Guardian, 2016

Available to watch on demand until 16 May 2021.

Our premiere night (Friday 7 May) will include an after show discussion with choreographer and Artistic Director of Protein, Luca Silvestrini.

Ready, Steady – Cook!

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.

Don’t want to Cook?

At checkout you can purchase a Food Box for £5 with all the ingredients cooked. Each box serves one person and is available for collection from the Lancaster University Campus.

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  • Duration
  • 90mins
  • Suitable for
  • 12yrs+
    (Contains mild swearing)
  • How To Watch
  • When you book you'll be sent a link to the show.
    You can watch any time between 7-16 May 21
Friday 07 May
  • Dates
  • 07 May - 16 May 2021
  • Web Advance Price
  • £10.00 to £15.00
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