Theatre Preview: Toast, Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

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The touring stage production of Nigel Slater’s best-selling memoirs Toast will open the autumn season at Liverpool’s Playhouse Theatre from September 10-14.

A vivid recreation of Observer columnist Nigel Slater’s childhood told through tastes and smells he shared with his mother, Toast premiered in 2018 at The Lowry before a sold out run at the Traverse during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The production transferred to the West End in April, and finishes its four month run at London’s The Other Palace on Saturday 3 August.

Nigel Slater commented: “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.”

The author of a collection of bestselling books and presenter of nine BBC television series, Nigel Slater has been the food columnist for The Observer for 25 years. His memoir Toast – the Story of a Boy’s Hunger won six major awards, has been translated into five languages and became a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore.

Adapted for the stage by Henry Filloux-Bennett, the production is directed by Jonnie Riordan. Giles Cooper continues to star as Nigel Slater on the tour, following his performance in the role during the show’s West End run.

Toast Tickets

Toast runs at the Playhouse Theatre from Tuesday September 10 to Saturday September 14. To buy tickets, click here or call 0151 709 4776.