One of the most distinctive voices in British dance, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein brings audiences closer through storytelling, location and relatable performers, breaking down barriers between watching and taking part.
With specially composed music by celebrated composer Orlando Gough, May Contain Food May Contain You is a self-contained piece of immersive dance theatre which blends original choreography with social commentary and spoken word. Your local venue is transformed, restaurant-style, for a highly entertaining experience watching, savoring and digesting the unfolding performance. Audiences help the cast of three bake a scrumptious sticky ginger pudding whilst sharing their own sentimental dishes that they have made, grown or bought along. As the heady scent of spice fills the air, Protein’s charming hosts orchestrate a raffle during the interval and guests sample tasty delicacies over the course of the appetizing evening. Specially adapted for rural touring venues and alternative spaces, May Contain Food May Contain You is a captivating night out and an unforgettable reflection on our curious relationship with food.
The Little Prince is Luca Silvestrini’s award-winning family show based on the world-famous French novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Suitable for young and old, this enchanting and enlightened account of a young boy’s fascinating journey through the exasperating world of grown-ups is perfect territory for Silvestrini’s quirky, humour-filled observations on the human condition. Faith Prendergast is touchingly excellent in the title role, dancing from planet to planet on Yann Seabra’s ingenious set with fleet-footed ease, meeting a king who reigns over nothing, a businessman obsessively counting stars and a vain man craving admiration from all who pass by. With Protein’s trademark mix of dance, spoken word, music and fun, and a multi-talented cast, audiences are encouraged to reimagine the world through their hearts, embracing a sense of grounded universality, and reconnecting with the child that’s in all of us. Touring December 2024 – April 2025.
Upcoming tour dates for May Contain Food May Contain You
23 February Ashburton Arts Centre
24 February Landmark Arts Centre Teddington, Middlesex
27 February Posh Club Crawley (extract only)
28 February Blackwood Miners Institute Caerphilly
1 March St Andrews Church Wiveliscombe, Somerset
2 March Caryford Community Hall Castle Cary, Somerset
8 March The Centre Newlyn
9 March AMATA Falmouth
14 March The Exchange Sturminster Newton, Dorset
16 March Coleford Baptist Church Gloucestershire
17 March SpArc Theatre Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
20 March Stoke St Milborough Village Hall, Shropshire
22 March Tideswell Community Players Derbyshire
23 March Misson Community Association Nottinghamshire
27 March Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead
29 March Letterston Memorial Hall Letterston
30 March Small World Theatre Cardigan
10-13 April Woolwich Works London