Nigel Slater’s life at Street

TOAST, the comedy drama play adapted from chef and cookery writer Nigel Slater’s autobiographical memoir, comes to the stage of Strode Theatre in Street from 8th to 11th November.

Directed by Jane Sayer, it features well-known Street Theatre actors Alice Cameron, Angie Lars, Dan Simmons, Hilary Quinlan and Tyler Wilson bringing to life the many people in Slater’s early life.

His book, first published 20 years ago, won the British Book Awards Biography of the Year award, and tells the story of Nigel Slater’s childhood, vividly recreating the tastes and smells he shares with his mother and culminating in his escape to London.

From making the perfect sherry trifle, through the playground politics of sweets, the rigid rules of restaurant dining and a domestic war over cakes, this play is treat for all the senses, with lots of fun, movement and cooking business (including, of course, burned toast) and all set to a fabulous 60s and 70s soundtrack.

Performances start at Street nightly at 7.30pm.

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