Week 53 - Nigel Slater’s TOAST

A Week 53 Commission

A Week 53 Commission Based on the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, ‘Toast’ is the story of Nigel Slater’s childhood, told through the tastes and smells he grew up with.
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre

At least 53 ‘Pay What You Decide’ tickets have been released for all Week 53 shows!
 
Tickets are available online for each production (maximum two per person) – our way of rewarding the curious!








Based on the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, ‘Toast’ is the story of Nigel Slater’s childhood, told through the tastes and smells he grew up with. From making the perfect sherry trifle to waging a war over cakes and from the pressured playground politics of sweets to the rigid rules of restaurant dining, this is a story of love, loss and…toast. 

Written by Henry Filloux-Bennett. Directed by Jonnie Riordan.


Additional Information

Run time: 2 hours 30 minutes with an interval.

Talk 53: Nigel Slater’s Toast 
Sat 26 May 5pm 

A post show talk exploring the making of the first stage adaptation of Toast with members of the creative team and cast.

Allergy Advice: Contains Egg, Gluten, Milk & Walnuts

Access Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Sat 2 June, 2.30pm. Signed by Emma Jane Heap.
To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing boxofficeadmin@thelowry.com


Reviews of ‘Toast – the Story of a Boy’s Hunger’ 

‘Emotions, memory and taste buds. Genius.’ – Lynne Truss 
‘He recreates with moving honesty and laugh-out-loud comedy the hopes and fears of boyhood. Remarkable.’ – The Observer

Creative Team

Henry Filloux-Bennett - Writer

Jonnie Riordan - Director 

Libby Watson - Designer 

Alexandra Braithwaite - Sound Designer 

Andy Purves - Lighting Designer 

James Thompson - Food Director





Watch the teaser trailer

Toast Pre-Theatre Menu

To celebrate Week 53 and The Lowry’s production of Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’, Pier Eight and Nigel Slater have been working together to create a unique pre-theatre menu inspired by some of the dishes in the book. This pre-theatre menu will be on offer from 17 May to 2 June.

View the menu here

Week 53

Nigel Slater's TOAST is part of Week 53 - our festival for the compulsively curious. Check out what other shows we have on over the 12 days... 

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