A boy sleeps in his bed. The house around him creaks. An owl hoots. Clouds drift across the brightening sky. Quietly, softly, we explore the house and garden as the sun begins to rise. Music begins to shape the day and the boy begins to stir. He suddenly sits up all surprised and calls out:

“Who put a plum in my mouth?”

“Me, me, me!” shouts Mum.

And that is how it begins

Meal One has been developed as an accessible show. It features amplified music, colourful projections, repetitive songs and incorporated captions. An audio described guide to the production will be available ahead of the performance, along with other online resources. We welcome children of all ages with learning and physical disabilities and have adopted the principles of relaxed performances in our approach to making the work.

Based on the book, Meal One, © 1971 The Estate of Ivor Cutler, with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury.


We are constantly monitoring the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Should the situation change, the event will be postponed and bookers will be notified in regards to their options.

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund