Toast, The Other Palace Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until August 3, 2019


We need more theatre like this... heartwarming, humorous and with free sweets! Nigel Slater's biography has inspired a play which shows us that food is a medium by which we can express almost all our human emotions and concerns. It can serve as a refuge. It can stir memory or spur a rivalry. It can symbolise reconciliation and it can substitute for sex. But ultimately, food and cooking are about love and creativity. The real recipe for great food, as for having a fulfilling life, is to follow your heart. Giles Cooper does an amazing job at capturing Nigel and Lizzy Muncey embodies his mother. Stephen Ventura's Dad doesn't miss a beat. John Riordan's direction is deft and his choreography beautifully complements the narrative. Henry Filloux-Bennett's script is a fine adaptation of the biography. We wanted to ask for seconds.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆☆ 

WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until August 3, 2019
Mon - Sat: 7:30 pm, Thu & Sat: 3 pm
The Other Palace Theatre
Nearest tube: Victoria

Most Popular

The Game of Love and Chance ★★★★ Arcola Theatre | Jul 14 - Aug 7, 2021

Wonderville ★★★★ Palace Theatre | Jul 16 - Aug 30, 2021

My Night with Reg ★★★★★ The Turbine Theatre | Jul 21 - Aug 21, 2021

Tommy on Top ★★★★★ Above The Stag Theatre | Jul 28 - Aug 29, 2021

Hotel Paradiso ★★★ Underbelly Festival | Jul 17 - Aug 5, 2021

Love's Labour's Lost ★★★★ Open Bar Theatre | Jul 12 - Aug 18, 2021

Hairspray ★★★★ London Coliseum | Until September 29, 2021

Sophie Taeuber-Arp ★★★★★ Tate Modern | Jul 15 - Oct 17, 2021

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope ★★★★ Seabright Productions (online) | Jul 22 - Aug 1, 2021

Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited ★★★ The National Gallery | Jul 22 - Oct 31, 2021 - FREE

The City Life Magazine | Reviews & Ratings