May Contain Food

Year of Production


An immersive work that features four vocalists and four dancers, singing for their supper in a dining setting that may contain food.

May Contain Food is a witty piece of dance and music theatre and is inspired by social occasions and life at mealtimes. The performers invite you to sit at a table, offer a tasting menu and then serve you a show that explores our relationship with food. All sound is performed a cappella as movement is composed and music is choreographed, creating an intimate experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief.

Running time: 90 minutes

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"The tone of the production throws some perfectly aimed barbs at the weirdness, excess and complacency of today’s foodie culture."
The Guardian
"An investigation of our relationship with food that’s cooking with gas"
The Stage
"Orlando Gough’s score is splendidly, sonorously odd, with echoes of Corsican polyphony."
The Observer
"this is a show that genuinely blurs the lines between music theatre and dance, agile a cappella voices and bodies in synthesis as they skip across topics..."
Evening Standard
"Each scenario, memory or lecture is conveyed through fluidly crafted relationships between language, movement and song, making for a richly textured and often surreal experience."
London Dance
"An absorbing smorgasbord of food-related ideas and issues, containing humour, pathos and sensuality."
Dance Tabs
A man stares in to the camera. He holds a cherry tomato between his thumb and forefinger.
A group of people in waiter's uniforms with white aprons huddle in a group. They try and their own fingers, fists and elbows.
eight dancers laying on the stage, in the middle a man hovering over a woman with her arms up pushing an apple into his mouth


Sonya Cullingford

Martin George

Carl Harrison

Michael Henry

Saara Hurme

Louise Sofield

Donna Lennard

Matthew Winston

Production Credits

Conceived and created by
Devised and performed by
Additional material devised by
Directed by
Music by
Design by
Lighting by
Music Director
Assistants to the Director
Production Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Promo trailer by
Photos by
Commissioned by
Supported by

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