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    Following rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Nigel Slater's Toast makes it’s London debut this year. Based on Slater’s bestselling memoir, get a taste of this sweet but poignant tale at The Other Palace.

    Culinary favourite Nigel Slater sees his childhood brought to the stage as Nigel Slater's Toast makes its London debut. Based on his bestselling memoir, the show plays at The Other Palace.

    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 Theatre: This House, Shakespeare's Globe: The 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 at The Other Palace is a recipe for success. It plays in London from 4 April to 3 August 2019.

    Sorry this show closed 03 August 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

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    Performance dates:
    02 Aug 2019 - 03 Aug 2019
    Running time:
    2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval.
    Age recommendation:
    Recommended 10+
    Audience Notes:
    Fans of Nigel Slater as a food writer and critic will enjoy this charmingly executed peek into his early years.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    The show was incredible - I loved everything about it including the delicious tasty treats that a... More

    sarahward's avatar
    sarahward Top 50 reviewer 09 Jul 2019

    I usually prefer musicals because I sometimes find plays quite monotonous, but Nigel Slater’s Toa... More

    wesleym's avatar
    wesleym 20 Jun 2019

    This was a fantastic play. The small cast work really hard throughout. How they remember so much... More

    Charmainf's avatar
    Charmainf Top 100 reviewer 29 May 2019

    I really enjoyed this show. I had seen a TV adaptation a few year's ago so had a rough idea what... More

    chocoholics2005's avatar
    chocoholics2005 08 Jul 2019

    Good show, I really enjoyed the performance style and all the actors gave a great performance. Al... More

    laralouisej's avatar
    laralouisej 19 Jul 2019

    A poignant production also full of laughs, with an excellent cast. However it could let itself ex... More

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    HeyImMark Top 200 reviewer 29 Aug 2019
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