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Toast  – The Other Palace, London

Writer: Henry Filloux-Bennett Director:  Jonnie Riordan Reviewer:  Richard Maguire While not quite based on a recipe book, Toast is, instead, an adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater’s autobiography of 2004. Of course, food and cooking are major themes of this play that has travelled from Salford via the Edinburgh Fringe, but Toast is more a nostalgic reflection of a 60s/70s childhood. ...

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Toast – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Nigel Slater Adaptor: Henry Filloux-Bennet Director: Jonnie Riordan Reviewer: Matthew Forrest Over the last couple of weeks The Lowry has been hosting the unique cultural extravaganza Week 53.As the festival draws to a close, they have one last tasty morsel for our delectation: The world premiere of the stage adaptation of Nigel Slater’s memoirs, Toast. This is a classic ...

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The Dog, The Night and The Knife – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Director: Oliver Dawe Reviewer: Nichola Daunton   You can always tell when a play is from the continent (other than by looking at the writers name) as it’s usually totally different from the traditional well-made plays that are still being churned out here in the UK. Written by German writer Marius von Mayenburg, the UK premiere ...

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