Meal One New Show Image Illustrated By Lucy Bingham
509 Arts & Hull Truck Theatre present

Meal One

  • Show illustration by Lucy Bingham

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 is an immersive and playful family show featuring Helbert, his Mum, a dog and a cat. We follow them as they prepare for the day by planting a plum stone in the bedroom floor. Naturally, a huge tree quickly fills the room, turning it into the best tree-house-playground ever. But when they go downstairs for Meal One – the first meal of the day – they discover a kitchen full of tree roots busily munching through anything edible they can find.

Based on a 1970s children’s book by Ivor Cutler and Helen Oxenbury, Meal One is a journey of discovery filled with breath-taking projections, music and singing, dance and unexpected surprises.

Explore the set in advance of the show to uncover augmented reality and other surprises.

Based on the book, Meal One, ©1971 The Estate of Ivor Cutler.

Produced by 509 Arts with Hull Truck Theatre and supported by Mind the Gap. Funded by Arts Council England.

Relaxed
Dates
Sat 05 February
Venue
The Heron, Hull Truck Theatre
Tickets
£13.50
Conc. £2 off
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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 is an immersive and playful family show featuring Helbert, his Mum, a dog and a cat. We follow them as they prepare for the day by planting a plum stone in the bedroom floor. Naturally, a huge tree quickly fills the room, turning it into the best tree-house-playground ever. But when they go downstairs for Meal One – the first meal of the day – they discover a kitchen full of tree roots busily munching through anything edible they can find.

Based on a 1970s children’s book by Ivor Cutler and Helen Oxenbury, Meal One is a journey of discovery filled with breath-taking projections, music and singing, dance and unexpected surprises.

Explore the set in advance of the show to uncover augmented reality and other surprises.

Based on the book, Meal One, ©1971 The Estate of Ivor Cutler.

Produced by 509 Arts with Hull Truck Theatre and supported by Mind the Gap. Funded by Arts Council England.

Relaxed

Event Details

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Download the 'Artivive' app on your smart device by CLICKING HERE, scanning the QR code or searching for 'Artivive' in your app store. Join us at least 15 mins before the show and use the app to experience some of the shows augmented reality elements in our foyer space.

There will be an opportunity after the show to explore the set for those who wish to.

CLICK HERE to download FREE activity/sensory packs and a pre-show support pack. You can also watch a tour of the set and a reading of 'Meal One' by Chris Hannon!

 

Running Time: Approx 45 mins

Recommended Age: 5 years or equivalent learning age

The show is dynamic, immersive, multi-sensory and may be particularly engaging for those who are neuro-diverse and/or have special educational needs and disabilities.

All performances have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the theatre space.

An enchanting, musical fairy tale, with an amazing set. Audience Member
Beautiful, intriguing, memorable. Audience Member
A multi-sensory opportunity to journey through a very unusual start to a day for a young boy and his mum. Audience Member

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Sat 05 February
Access: Relaxed
10:00AM
Sat 05 February
Access: Relaxed
12:30PM
Sat 05 February
Access: Relaxed
3:00PM

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