Runtime: 1h 00m
A moreish and irresistible hour that takes us to a very happy place indeed, Tabby Lamb’s Happy Meal is a delightful piece of trans wish fulfilment about two teenagers discovering who they really are and embracing that identity while having fun along the way. First seen at the Traverse in Edinburgh last summer, it’s a very modern retro rom-com (it starts in 2003 with the teenagers meeting online) full of snarky humour and—despite the travails along the way—an awful lot of joy.
“Maybe Gender is like life? And like time too? In that it doesn’t actually exist and yet our world revolves around the expectations we put on it.” 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. From teen to adult, From MySpace to TikTok, From cis to trans. The hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, 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 in a Fringe First Award-winning production. Age Recommendation: 12+