Booking to 10 June 2023
Hampstead Theatre present Biscuits for Breakfast, a new play from by Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner Gareth Farr and directed by Tessa Walker.
An unlikely match join forces to overcome their struggles in this new play about food poverty in a coastal town.
Biscuits for Breakfast is Tessa Walker’s second collaboration with Gareth Farr, and she returns to Hampstead Theatre following her productions of Ravenscourt, Big Big Sky and The Glad Game Downstairs.
Gareth Farr is an award-winning writer for theatre and TV. His play Britannia Waves the Rules (Royal Exchange Manchester) won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011, toured twice, and has since been produced in Australia. His play The Quiet House was performed at Birmingham Rep and Park Theatre and was directed by Tessa Walker.
Biscuits for Breakfast runs from 5 May 2023 until 10 June 2023 at Hampstead Theatre London
What's the story of Biscuits for Breakfast?
They don’t seem an obvious match. Joanne is spikey, defensive, a survivor, whilst Paul is quiet, considered – and hiding profound grief for his father. But the pleasure he takes in cooking – and the astonishing food he prepares – creates a bond between them. So, when the hotel where they both work closes and they start to spiral into poverty, it throws everything up in the air – first the dreams of a cookbook and a restaurant, and, eventually, even the dreams of a future together…
Who is in the cast of Biscuits for Breakfast?
Biscuits for Breakfast will star Boadicea Ricketts (Addictive Beat, Boundless Theatre; She Ventures & He Wins, Young Vic); Call the Midwife; Grantchester; Unprecedented: Going Forward) and Ben Castle-Gibbs (Frankenstein, Perth Theatre/ Belgrade Theatre/UK tour; Season 4 of You).
Who are the creative team of Biscuits for Breakfast?
Written by Gareth Farr and directed by Tessa Walker.
Reviews of Biscuits for Breakfast"It’s quite a while since I saw two young actors strike sparks off each other quite as convincingly as the superb Boadicea Ricketts and Ben Castle-Gibb" The Times
"Powerful" - The Stage
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
This production contains strong language and contains reference to death and addiction.
Venue InformationHampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Nearest Tube or Train: Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line)
Nearest Buses: C11, 13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268
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