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Nigel Slater's Toast

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Rises like a good soufflé to the top of anything Edinburgh has to offer. ★★★★★
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    Written byHenry Filloux-Bennett
    Start date7 Aug 2018
    End date26 Aug 2018
  • TicketsPreview Tickets: Full price £15 / Concession £9. Tickets: Full price £21.50 / Standard concession £16.50 / U30s & Students £15 / Other concession £9.50
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

    Scottish Premiere
    PW Productions present The Lowry production

    A play about growing up. With food.
    Based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography.

    Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Nigel Slater’s childhood is told through the tastes and smells he grew up with. From making the perfect sherry trifle and 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.

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    Tue 7 Aug, 10am

    Preview Tickets
    Full price £15
    Concession £9

    Wed 8 – Sun 26 Aug
    (No Mon Performances)

    Note: Click on 'Book Now' for dates and times. 

    Full price £21.50
    Standard concession £16.50
    U30s / Students £15
    Other concession £9.50

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Running Time
    1h 25m approximately

    Age Recommendation 

    • Jonnie Riordan

    • Libby Watson

    • Alexandra Faye Braithwaite

      Composer / Sound Designer
    • James Thompson

      Food Director
    • Zoe Spurr

      Lighting Designer
    • Sam Newton, Lizzie Muncey, Marie Lawrence, Mark Fleischmann, Jake Ferretti

    • Rises like a good soufflé to the top of anything Edinburgh has to offer. ★★★★★
      Mail on Sunday
    • A delicate and sometimes surreal coming of age romp which is whisked together using the songs and tastes and smells that deliver us straight back to childhood. ★★★★
    • As light as a good Victoria sponge, with the tart bite of apricot jam. It is staged by director and choreographer Jonnie Riordan and designer Libby Watson with great charm... ★★★★
      What’s On Stage
    • Director Jonnie Riordan strikes a good balance between comedy, sadness and 1970s nostalgia. ★★★★
      The Reviews Hub
    • Delightful new stage adaptation... This is a show you can literally taste... Foodies and non-foodies alike are well served. Tuck in! ★★★★
      The Telegraph
    • Nigel Slater’s gastronomic memories, brought to the stage complete with tastes and smells, are irresistibly evocative. ★★★★
    • Pure joy. ★★★★
      Broadway World
    • This is a real 90 minutes of pure nostalgic pleasure, played out brilliantly with a wonderfully pictorial script, accompanied by some descriptive use of sound and music and is nothing short of a feast for all the senses. ★★★★
      The Wee Review
    • Heart-breaking and hilarious, it is a very humane production. ★★★★
      Across the Arts
    • Nigel Slater’s coming-of-age story is told with warmth, wit and walnut whips. ★★★★
      The Stage
    • Food evokes bittersweet memories in this slice of home comfort. ★★★★
      Fest Magazine
    • If the way to an audience‘s heart is through the stomach then ‘Toast’ has the fast track.’ / ‘… a sweet, feel good play. ★★★★
      Lothian Life
    • On both page and stage, Toast is a vivid episodic memoir, extremely funny, elegiac, brutal and heart-breaking in turn.
      Times Literary Supplement
    • A phenomenal piece of British nostalgia which brings more than just a single memory to life on stage. ★★★★★
      Frankly My Dear
    • A heartfelt and intimate portrayal of the famous food writer's transition from childhood to adulthood, via the loss of both his parents and falling in love with food.
      British Theatre Guide
    • Nigel Slater’s Toast is a piece of buttered nostalgic. ★★★★
    • A warm, generous hug of a show, full of big-hearted joy but shot through with quiet tragedy too – tenderly evocative and gently nostalgic.★★★★
      The Arts Desk

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