Happy Meal

Roots / Theatre Royal Plymouth with ETT and Oxford Playhouse by Tabby Lamb

Thu 4 - Sun 28 Aug

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"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).

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, and has received additional support from the Scottish Government's Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund and Creative Scotland’s Recovery Fund for Cultural Organisations.



★★★★ 'A gloriously nostalgic feel-good fringe must-see'-North West End

★★★★'Wise, tender and joyous' - Fest Mag

★★★★.5 'Will leave your heart full'-Theatre Scotland

★★★★‘A sharp script and great onstage chemistry’ - The Skinny

★★★★‘A remarkably light, playful show’ - Daily Telegraph

★★★★ 'Allie Daniel and Sam Crerar are simply stunning'-ScotsGay

★★★★ 'Inventive and effective' - Reviews Hub

★★★★'Gorgeous performances from Allie Daniel and Sam Crerar' - The Scotsman

★★★★ 'A fresh, touching snapshot of lives in transition' - The Times

★★★★ 'Moreish and irresistible' - The Stage

★★★★ 'Bright and witty' - The Guardian

★★★★'Generous and warm-hearted ... Sharply funny' - What's On Stage

★★★★'Striking performances'- The List

★★★★ 'A celebratory trans love story, beautifully performed, and enthusiastically received' - Everything Theatre

Immediately impressive in its setup' - The Wee Review

Watch the show come together in rehearsals:

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


  • WriterTabby Lamb (she/they)
  • DirectorJamie Fletcher (she/her)
  • Set and CostumeBen Stones (he/him)
  • VideoDaniel Denton
  • LightingKieron Johnson (they/them)
  • SoundEliyana Evans (she/her)
  • DramaturgJennifer Bakst (she/her)
  • Producer for RootsSteven Atkinson (he/him)
  • Head of Production for Theatre Royal PlymouthHugh Borthwick (he/him)
  • MarketingEmma Martin (she/her)
  • PressMichelle Mangan (she/her)
  • Sam Crerar (they/he)


  • Allie Daniel (she/her)


Behind the Scenes

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