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.

Written byRichard Bean
Walter Nelson (Nellie)
Date premiered1999
Original languageEnglish
SettingThe canteen of a bread factory

Original CastEdit

2007 RevivalEdit

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

2014 RevivalEdit

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 and transfer to the Brits off Broadway Festival in 2016 with Kieran Knowles taking over the role of Dezzie.[2]


  1. ^ Richard Bean - complete guide to the Playwright and Plays
  2. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Snapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOAST". Retrieved 2019-01-30.