FOLLOWING its world premiere at Salford’s The Lowry in May, a sold-out run as part of the Traverse Festival 2018 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a London transfer to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace, the critically acclaimed stage adaption of Nigel Slater’s best-selling memoirs Toast will be heading for the county of the end of the month.

Fresh from the West End run, Giles Cooper will continue to star as Nigel Slater when Toast plays at Malvern’s Festival Theatre for a week from Monday, September 30.

Giles’s theatre credits include This House, People and After The Dance at the National Theatre, along with roles in hit British films such as Pride and The Lady in The Van. 

From making the perfect sherry trifle, waging war over cakes through to the playground politics of sweets and the rigid rules of restaurant dining, this is a moving and evocative tale of love, loss and…toast.

Nigel Slater said: “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.”

Based on the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, Toast is a new play based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography.

Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Nigel’s childhood is told through the tastes and smells he grew up with and the audience will be enveloped by the evocative sights and sounds of cookery that defined the definitive moments of his youth.

The author of a collection of best-selling 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.

Nigel is currently working on a new book and television series.