One of Edinburgh’s top chefs is taking his culinary creations to the stage after being chosen to take a starring role in Nigel’s Slater’s ‘Toast’ at the Traverse Theatre, from today, 7th August, until 26th August.
Owner of Cater Edinburgh, Barry Bryson, 42, will be making his Fringe debut as part of the play which takes its name from the award-winning autobiography of the TV cook, author and journalist.
Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Toast tells Nigel Slater’s childhood story through the tastes and smells he grew up with. From making the perfect sherry trifle and 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.
Barry and his team will be adding their culinary magic to the mix by creating hundreds of lemon meringue pies for each performance, which will be made following a recipe featured in Toast. The sweet treats are a key part of the Toast story and will add an experiential element for audiences to indulge in throughout the Festival.
Commenting on his fresh partnership with Nigel Slater, Barry said:
Nigel Slater’s Toast is Written by Henry Filloux-Bennett and Directed by Jonnie Riordan.
Commenting on the partnership with Cater Edinburgh, Nigel Slater said:
For more information on Nigel’s Slater’s Toast at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and to book tickets, visit: https://www.traverse.co.uk/whats-on/event-detail/1456/nigel-slaters-toast.aspx or call the box office on 0131 228 1404.
For more information on Cater Edinburgh, visit: www.cateredinburgh.com
For more information on Nigel Slater, visit: www.nigelslater.com