NIGEL Slater's Toast is coming Malvern Theatres, as a stage adaptation of his memoirs.

But what is it all about, apart from crunchy bread?

A spokesman said: "Fresh from the West End run, Giles Cooper will continue to star as Nigel Slater.

"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."

What else?

Nigel Slater added: “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.”

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

The spokesman added: "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 bestselling 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.

Nigel Slater’s Toast will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Monday September 30 to Saturday October 5.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at