HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT

BISCUITS FOR BREAKFAST

By Gareth Farr
Directed by Tessa Walker

People always need to eat. If you can cook, really cook, if you know flavour and taste and texture, people will pay you to do it. People always need to eat. Always.

Downstairs

Choose a date and select your own seats online

5 May - 10 Jun 2023

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

Details

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…

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 WalkerBiscuits 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.


Our promise to you

In the event of Biscuits for Breakfast being postponed, you can choose between a full refund or credit to be used for any show at Hampstead.
As always, our audience, company and staff are our top priority. For more information about how we’re keeping you safe, please click here.


We are excited to introduce two closed captioned shows for Biscuits for Breakfast. To book for these shows, please select either 31st May at 19:45 or 1st June at 14:45 and select the Caption User price type on the booking page.

 

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Dates
Fri 05 May 19:45 PREVIEW Limited Availability Book now
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Cast

Artistic team

WRITER

GARETH FARR

DIRECTOR

TESSA WALKER

News

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PLAYS FOR 2023

Posted on 12 January 2023

Hampstead Theatre today announces three new plays for its Downstairs space for Spring 2023.

Tickets

First five performances: All tickets £5
Performances thereafter: £20
Seniors*: £12 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Emergency Services/NHS Workers: £10
Access: £10

*Ages 60+

Content Warnings

CONTENT WARNINGS - biscuits for breakfast

 

This production contains:

Strong language

 

This production contains reference(s) to:

Death

Addiction

 

Please note that our content warnings evolve as the production does throughout rehearsal and previews, so there may be changes made between booking and attending the theatre. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about specific themes or concerns, please call the Box Office on 020 7722 9301 or email boxoffice@hampsteadtheatre.com

KEEPING YOU SAFE AT HAMPSTEAD

1 Social Distanced 1

RESPECT PERSONAL SPACE

2 MASKS REQUIRED 1

FACE MASKS ENCOURAGED

4 STATE OF THE ART VENTILATION 1

STATE OF THE ART VENTILATION

5 ENHANCED CLEANING 1

ENHANCED CLEANING

7 CONTACTLESS TICKETS 1

CONTACTLESS TICKETS

8 HAND SANITIZING STATIONS 2

HAND SANITISING STATIONS

9 CASHLESS PAYMENT 1

CASHLESS PAYMENT