Nigel Slater's Toast

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Based on his best-selling memoir, culinary favourite Nigel Slater’s Toast is brought to the stage in its London debut, following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.

Nigel Slater's Toast is set in 1960s suburban England and follows Slater’s coming-of-age and the food that shaped him. Covering the loss of his mother, a strained relationship with his father, and the discovery of a life-long love of food, this is a charming and poignant play inspired by the power and memory of our favourite (and least-favourite) dishes. Audiences can also expect to enjoy sweet treats along the way as they are invited to sample some tastes from Nigel’s childhood.

Nigel Slater's Toast was met with rave reviews during its run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, whilst Slater himself is a hugely well-regarded culinary expert whose work ranges from columns with The Observer to BBC series Simple Suppers. His autobiography, Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger, won the National Book Award for British Biography of the Year and was adapted for television in 2010.

Giles Cooper (National TheatreThis House, Shakespeare's GlobeThe Duchess of Malfi) stars as Nigel. He is joined by Lizzie Muncey (National Theatre: Twelfth Night) as Mum, Stephen Ventura (RSC: The Orphan of Zhao) as Dad, Marie Lawrence as Joan, and Jake Ferretti as Josh.

The play is written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, directed and choreographed by Jonnie Riordan, designed by Libby Watson, and features food direction by James Thompson.

With plenty of bittersweet moments interspersed with humour and delicious home comforts, Nigel Slater's Toast is a recipe for success. It plays at The Other Place until 3 August 2019.

Child Friendly?

Toast is recommended for those aged 10+

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