Nigel Slater’s Toast is to tour the UK following its season at The Other Palace, London. Tickets for Nigel Slater’s Toast UK Tour are now on sale.
Following its world premiere at The Lowry, Salford in May, a sold-out run at as part of Traverse Festival 2018 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a London transfer to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace where it is set to play from the 4th April – 3rd August, Nigel Slater’s Toast will then tour the UK.
Launching at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre on 19 August, where the play’s writer Henry Filloux-Bennett has recently been appointed Chief Executive, the run will conclude its run at the Crewe Lyceum on 7 December.
From making the perfect sherry trifle, waging war over cakes through to the playground politics of sweets and the rigid rules of restaurant dining, this is a moving and evocative tale of love, loss and…toast.
Nigel Slater said: “With the London run approaching its conclusion, it’s an extremely exciting time as the words on the page will soon come to life once again for audiences around the country. I’m thrilled that the play will continue its journey after The Other Palace.”
Giles Cooper plays Nigel Slater, he is joined by Katy Federman (Abigail’s Party, The Fulstow Boys) as Mum and Blair Plant (The Railway Children, The Ladykillers) as Dad. Samantha Hopkins (One Man Two Guvnors, Duet for One) plays Joan and Stefan Edwards (The Mousetrap, All or Nothing) completes the company as Josh.
Based on the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, Toast is a new play based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography. Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Nigel’s childhood is told through the tastes and smells he grew up with and the audience with be enveloped by the evocative sights and sounds of cookery that defined the definitive moments of his youth.
NIGEL SLATER’S TOAST UK TOUR 2019
19 – 24 August 2019
Laurence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
26 – 31 August 2019
2 – 7 September 2019
Southend Palace Theatre
10 – 14 September 2019
16 – 21 September 2019
Northern Stage, Newcastle
30 September – 5 October 2019
7 – 12 October 2019
Royal and Derngate, Northampton
21 – 26 October 2019
28 October – 2 November 2019
Theatre Royal Brighton
4 – 9 November 2019
18 – 23 November 2019
York Theatre Royal
25 – 30 November 2019
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
2 – 7 December 2019
Crewe Lyceum Theatre
Further dates to be announced