Henry Filloux-Bennett serves up a winning and nostalgic adaptation in Nigel Slater’s Toast that is both heartbreaking, poignant, joyous and funny
“You put the grill on high, and the bread under it. Turn it over half-way through. And then you take it out and scrape it.” That extract from my eight-year-old school essay could just as easily have come from the book and script of Toast, a delightful and fond depiction of food writer Nigel Slater’s formative years.
Toast is a deeply moving play that isn’t afraid to find the humour in Slater’s tragedy. Toast looks at Slater’s relationship not only with his family but with food.
Smartly adapted by Henry Filloux-Bennett, Nigel Slater’s Toast will warm you through without disguising its darker flavours, a satisfying and hearty concoction that sees the world through the eyes of a child.
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