Henry Filloux-Bennett has seamlessly reworked Nigel Slater’s popular autobiography for the stage, Toast. A charming, endearing, yet equally sorrowful tale of a young boy growing up with a developing passion for all things food in 1960s suburban England. Giles Cooper’s Nigel first exhibits a devotion for cookery in his mother’s kitchen. His childhood excitement fills the auditorium, enthusiastically narrating as he bakes wonderfully British jam tarts. He learns eagerly at his mother’s side (Lizzie Muncey); content in his own homebaked edition of paradise. Sadly, in his culinary quest, life does not remain in this gleeful and happy state. Instead, it is replaced by confusion, anger and melancholy in the touching true story of Nigel Slater.