• Meal One
  • Meal One
  • Meal One

The Studio
26 February 2022

Running Time: 1 hrs 00 mins

Meal One is an immersive and playful family show featuring Helbert, his Mum, a dog and a cat.  

Suitable for 5+ and equivalent learning age

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*Prices inclusive of booking fees: Phone/Counter - £2 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable. Online - £2 per ticket plus £1 per transaction for postage. Please note, concessions may not be available on every performance.

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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.

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, singing and dance. 

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

Suitable for 5+ and equivalent learning age

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

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



Bradford Theatres Friends

 £1.50 off one ticket

Family Tickets

£20 for 4 (inc 1 or 2 adults) 

Please note that all discounts are subject to availability. T&C’s apply.

To book a lounge or box, wheelchair position, or for an access assisted performance (captioned, audio described, signed) where applicable, please contact the box office on 01274 432000.

For groups of 20+ please contact 01274 437788. Maximum of 10 tickets for this event can be booked online.

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