Following a successful premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 at the Traverse Theatre, with a subsequent UK tour and hot on the heels of runs at Sydney and Perth Festivals, Happy Meal is heading to London for a three week run at Brixton House from February 21st to 10th March 2023.
Happy Meal by Tabby Lamb (They/she) is directed by Jamie Fletcher (She/her) (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
Performed by Tommi Bryson and Sam Crerar this life affirming queer rom-com is performed and led by a trans creative team and is presented by Theatre Royal Plymouth and the queer touring company Roots in association with Brixton House.
Tabby Lamb, writer, said: “I cannot wait to bring Happy Meal to my adopted home city of London. The art and community of this city has shaped my art for the past 12 years and I’m thrilled to bring our joyful romantic trans show to Brixton House after an amazing Edinburgh Fringe run, UK tour and Australian festival run!”
James Mackenzie-Blackman, Chief Executive and Executive Producer at Theatre Royal Plymouth said: “Producing and presenting Happy Meal has been a source of great pride. Tabby’s beautiful and heartfelt trans love story has brought great joy to audiences in Edinburgh and then on its UK tour. Presenting Happy Meal at Brixton House rightly brings this story to our capital city, in the perfect venue, in the perfect inclusive community.”
Gbolahan Obisesan, Artistic Director and joint CEO, said: “Tabby Lamb’s voice and theatre making perspective as a storyteller is an important champion for the visibility of trans lives and stories. Happy Meal is a unique insight into one such story that ultimately is about the pursuit of love in the modern world. Brixton House is proud to be able to bring this Edinburgh Fringe First winning production to us for our audiences to see.”
Steven Atkinson (He/him), Producer for Roots, said: ‘We’re honoured to be continuing Brixton House’s proud queer history from its Ovalhouse days, following in the huge footsteps of queer trailblazers Gay Sweatshop and Bloolips.’