A NEW play based on food writer Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography is coming to the Theatre Royal next month.

Toast is written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, where the UK tour launched after a season at The Other Palace in London.

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

Nigel has been the food columnist for The Observer for 25 years and is the author of a collection of bestselling books and presenter of nine BBC television series.

His memoir Toast – The Story of a Boy’s Hunger won six major awards, has been translated into five languages.

It also became a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore.

Nigel said: “I’m thrilled that the play will continue its journey after The Other Palace, visiting venues around the country.”

Nigel Slater’s Toast is at the York Theatre Royal from November 19 to 23 with a post show discussion on Wednesday, November 23

For tickets contact the box office on 01904 623568 or go to yorktheatreroyal.co.uk