Nigel Slater's Toast at The Other Palace tickets
Nigel Slater's Toast at The Other Palace tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

Fans of Nigel Slater as a food writer and critic will enjoy this charmingly executed peek into his early years.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (with an interval)
Opened: 04 Apr 2019
Press night: 09 Apr 2019
Booking from: 02 Aug 2019
Booking until: 03 Aug 2019

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

28 Reviews Add review

The show was incredible - I loved everything about it including the delicious tasty treats that are part of the show. I can’t believe... More

sarahward 5 foot, 310 reviews, 6 helpful votes

I usually prefer musicals because I sometimes find plays quite monotonous, but Nigel Slater’s Toast is a truly delicious trip down... More

wesleym 173cm, 38 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This was a fantastic play. The small cast work really hard throughout. How they remember so much dialogue is incredible. There is not... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 199 reviews, 11 helpful votes

I really enjoyed this show. I had seen a TV adaptation a few year's ago so had a rough idea what to expect but there was enough new... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 76 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Good show, I really enjoyed the performance style and all the actors gave a great performance. Also you get given food during the performance. More

laralouisej 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A poignant production also full of laughs, with an excellent cast. However it could let itself explore some of the darker emotions... More

HeyImMark 171cm, 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I thought the set was basic, but in a way it works. The cast were amazingly talented. I loved the storyline and the fact that they... More

sarahward 5 foot, 310 reviews, 6 helpful votes

julieb23 1 review, 0 helpful votes

suew1 5"7, 36 reviews, 2 helpful votes