Protein: May Contain Food

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. Some courses feature simple ingredients, whilst adventurous audiences seeking a full sensory experience can have a go at Gough’s own recipe.

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.’

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 any day and time of your choice between 07 and 16 May 2021 - booking link below.

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.

If you’ve ordered a Cooked Food Box:

Your food box can be collected from The Marketplace on the Lancaster University campus between 12-2pm weekdays or 10-11am on the weekend. Please collect the box on the day you’ve selected from the link above as the contents need to be eaten within 24 hours. You must quote your sales ID number to the catering staff (contained on your sales confirmation email). If you need to change your collection date/time please email:



Suitable for

12yrs+ (Contains mild swearing)