Toast (play)

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Written by Richard Bean
Characters Lance
Walter Nelson (Nellie)
Date premiered 1999
Original language English
Setting The canteen of a bread factory

Toast is a play written in 1999 by English playwright Richard Bean. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London in 1999.[1] The play tells the story of seven men who all work in a bread factory in Hull. One Sunday night, Nellie is so worn down from a lifetime making dough, he loses his vest in the mix.

Original Cast[edit]

2007 Revival[edit]

March 2007 at Hull Truck Theatre, Directed by Gareth Tudor-Price.

2014 Revival[edit]

August 2014 at The Park Theatre, Directed by Eleanor Rhode for Snapdragon Productions.

On 9 September 2015 it was announced that Snapdragon Productions's 2014 revival would embark on a UK Tour in February 2016, starring Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall[2]


  1. ^ Richard Bean - complete guide to the Playwright and Plays
  2. ^ "UK tour announced for Richard Bean's Toast". Whats On Stage. Retrieved 2015-10-10.