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Happy Meal

HappyMeal TRP 2000x770

A Roots and Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production in association with ETT and Oxford Playhouse

Supported by Backstage Trust, Plymouth City Council and Arts Council England

”Gender is life tbh. It’s like time too I guess. It kinda doesn’t exist, but our world revolves around the expectations we put on it.”.

Join us for an online show irl. Travel back to the quaint days of dial up and MSN, where you’ll follow two strangers on their journeys to become who they always were.

A funny, moving and nostalgic story of transition.

From teen to adult,

From MySpace to TikTok,

From cis to trans.

The world premiere of Tabby Lamb’s HAPPY MEAL is a joyful queer rom-com where Millennial meets Gen Z and change is all around. Exhilaratingly staged by Roots and Theatre Royal Plymouth and directed by Jamie Fletcher, fresh from her acclaimed production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (★★★★★ The Stage).

Please be advised that this production contains some flashing lights. This production contains references to trans medical practises.

Running time:
75 min (approx)

Age guideline:

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Creative team

Tabby Lamb (They/she) – Writer
Jamie Fletcher (She/her) – Director
Ben Stones (He/him) – Set and Costume Designer
Daniel Denton (He/him) – Video Designer
Kieron Johnson (They/them) – Lighting Designer
Eliyana Evans (She/her) – Sound Designer

Steven Atkinson (He/him) – Producer
Tom Robbins (He/him) – Production Manager
Cat Simpson (She/her) – DSM
Hugh Borthwick (He/him) – Head of Production – Theatre Royal Plymouth
Emma Martin (She/her) – Marketing
Michelle Manghan (She/her) – PR

Sam Crerar (They/he) – Alec
Allie Daniel (She/her) – Bette