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Nigel Slater’s Toast

By Henry Filloux-Bennett
Directed by Keith Thompson
10th – 18th November 2023 at 8:00pm
Matinee on November 18th at 2:30pm

A play about growing up with food!

On stage it packs a genuine wallop!

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd.

Every meal tells a story in Slater’s writing. Premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, Toast covers the joy of learning to cook with his mother, his deteriorating relationship with his dad, and his domestic war with his stepmother. But Toast succeeds in capturing the engrossing pleasure of food which Slater turned into mouth-watering poetry in his cookbooks. Spaghetti bolognese is disastrous, Victoria sandwich a weapon in his war with his stepmother, and mum’s toast is often burnt. Anecdotes and fantasy sequences infuse fun and tenderness into the story.

As Nigel grows up we meet his school-friends, his workmates and his extended family. And his first girlfriend. Nigel narrates his experiences throughout and, with cooking on stage and sweets and cakes for the audience, this warm story of family relationships, sadness and poignancy, comedy and fantasy is a well-seasoned recipe.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Keith Thompson

CAST

Waitress / Doreen
Schoolgirls and the TV ad.
Josh, Stuart, The Savoy Chef
Top of the Form, The Eggs, Sam, the Flinches, the Aunties, Party Guests and Miss Adams

Production PHOTOS

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MEDIA & REVIEWS​

On stage it packs a genuine wallop!

A loving adaptation of the food writer’s acclaimed memoir.

A nostalgic feast worth savouring.

DON'T FORGET, COMING UP AT THE BARN SOON

Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore
Opening 13th June
By Mary Chase

 

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Nigel Slater's Toast

The play is set in the 1970s and language and references are typical of the period.

Part 1, 18th Jan 8pm

Part 2, 19th Jan 8pm

Parts 1+2 20th Jan 2.30pm

Part 1, 23rd Jan 8pm

Part 2, 24th Jan 8pm

Part 1, 25th Jan 8pm

Part 2, 26th Jan 8pm

Part 1, 27th Jan 2.30pm

Part 2,  27th Jan 8pm