"Very entertaining, fully of energy... very meaningful, very funny and tragic at the same time."
"Moving at times, visually stunning and powerful and hugely inventive. It was just extraordinary - thank you so much."
"Just fantastic - entertaining and thought-provoking."
"I loved it! To me it felt really personal, as if the pieces came from the artists themselves. I will recommend everyone to see this."
"Very moving in parts; made me think of my Granny's apple pie and how I really should cook more for my daughter."
"Loved the immersiveness of the performance and all the interaction with the dancers. Lots of fun!"
"Clever and well-executed - a feast for the eyes, mind and ears! Everyone was wonderful."
"Tasty, tasty, very very tasty!"
"Brilliant ideas beautifully performed and presented. Creative, skilled, entertaining, I loved it. What excellent performers."
"Great way of sharing/showing how we stuff ourselves/our children with food. We really were immersed."
Are you curious to know what 10 year olds think of May Contain Food? During our Spring 2016 tour Protein performed May Contain Food at Bury St Edmunds Festival, where a team of young critics from Woolpit Primary Academy came to review the show.
"The show was very comical and included music, opera, dance and awesome acting! Another fun part was that we got to taste food in weird ways like rolling cherry tomatoes on our faces then eating it."
Oliver H, age 10
"All the music was cleverly created through the performers singing, mouth movements, tinfoil and other kitchen utensils."
Kadence C, age 10
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"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."
A Younger Theatre
"It’s a new twist on the meaning of ‘dinner theatre’"
"the tone of the production throws some perfectly aimed barbs at the weirdness, excess and complacency of today’s foodie culture"
"An absorbing smorgasbord of food-related ideas and issues, containing humour, pathos and sensuality."
"May Contain Food is one of the more unusual, and entertaining, experiences you’ll have at a dinner table."
"An investigation of our relationship with food that’s cooking with gas"
"I can’t urge you to see this piece enough!"
"May Contain Food is a brilliant entertainment that deserves to be savoured by anyone seeking imaginative dance theatre."
"It may contain food but the product is far more than the sum of its parts."
"witty and brilliantly performed"
"May Contain Food is more akin to a nourishing romp than a rant."
The London Love Letter
"an insanely witty evening of incredibly dexterous dancers, talented vocalists and all round engaging performers"
"Gough’s witty libretto boils subjects down to their essence: 'Eat this! Don’t eat that!'."
"Orlando Gough’s score is splendidly, sonorously odd, with echoes of Corsican polyphony."
"thoroughly unique piece of performance work that assaults the senses and most definitely offers up some 'food for thought' on the way we think about what goes into our mouths."
"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..."