It’s been announced that a new production of Nigel Slater’s TOAST, previously seen at The Lowry in Salford and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will transfer to The Other Palace in London in April 2019.
Based on the award-winning autobiography, TOAST is a new play based on Nigel Slater’s memoir of the same name. The play recreated suburban England in the 1960s, telling the story of Slater’s childhood through the tastes and smells he grew up with, even allowing the audience to sample dishes and tastes central to the story through the show. The book was adapted into a film for BBC in 2010 starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore.
Slater said: ‘I am absolutely delighted that TOAST will transfer to The Other Palace next April. It’s been wonderful to see my story so sensitively adapted and so creatively staged this year. The response from audiences and critics alike has been heart-warming and it’s indeed a festive gift to announce that the show will continue into 2019 in London’.
Director Jonnie Riordan added: ‘I’m really excited that we can bring Nigel Slater’s TOAST to the London stage. A huge amount of love has gone into the creation of this show and it is so thrilling to see the production’s evolution since its world premiere at The Lowry. We can’t wait for audiences to see the show next April’.
The show premiered at The Lowry in May 2018, originally commissioned as part of the venue’s Week 53 festival. It then transferred to the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, enjoying a sell out run in August. TOAST arrives at The Other Palace in Victoria from April 2019. Casting for the London run is still to be announced.
TOAST runs at The Other Palace from 4th April and is booking until 3rd August. Tickets go on sale from 17th December.