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.

Trailers:  May Contain Food May Contain You    The Little Prince

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