Nigel Slater's Toast

by  Henry Filloux-Bennett, Nigel Slater

Full Length Play  /  3m, 2f

Based on the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, Toast is the story of Nigel Slater’s childhood, told through the tastes and smells he grew up with. From making the perfect sherry trifle to waging a war over cakes and from the pressured playground politics of sweets to the rigid rules of restaurant dining, this is a story of love, loss and…toast.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Biography
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Based on the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, Toast is the story of Nigel Slater’s childhood, told through the tastes and smells he grew up with. From making the perfect sherry trifle to waging a war over cakes and from the pressured playground politics of sweets to the rigid rules of restaurant dining, this is a story of love, loss and…toast.
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Accolades

  • Winner of the 2019 CAMEO Book to Stage Award.

Reviews

"Food’s nostalgic power is captured with mouth-watering success in this poignant staging of the popular memoir" - The Guardian, Read more

"...this adaptation maintains both the infectious charm and disarming frankness of its source material." - The Stage, Read more

"Only those of the sourest disposition would not love this bitter-sweet show" - The Independent, Read more

"Nigel Slater's memoir is given a moreish piquancy" - The Times, Read more

Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Henry Filloux-Bennett

Henry Filloux-Bennett has worked for organisations including The Lowry, Bill Kenwright Ltd, Theatre Royal Haymarket, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nottingham Playhouse and HighTide Festival. From 2010 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Theatre in London, during which time the theatre enjoyed one We ...

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