Pepper & Honey

14:00, 19:30, 13 - 14 Mar

So, what’s "home"?

As the era of post-Brexit Britain looms large, that question has never been more pertinent... That’s the question Ana, a young Croatian woman, poses as she settles in the UK.

Ana has been on a journey. Croatian born, she’s arrived in the UK, determined to make it home. As she focuses on life in this new land, she is haunted by the voice of her Grandma- calling for her to stay true to national identity and yearning for Ana to come home. As Grandma bakes her traditional Croatian pepper biscuits (believed to bring a loved one back home), will this be enough to be reunited with her granddaughter? But what is "home" to Ana now?

Written by a Croatian playwright and performed by a Croatian actor, Pepper & Honey is a poignant, subtle and timely play about the journey of change, cultural differences, trying not to feel like a foreigner in your adopted country, and the conflict between upholding the traditions of the "old country" and embracing those of the new.

Pepper & Honey is timed to perfection to deliver a perfect Croatian pepper biscuit, baked live with the help of the audience.

As well as 2 regular evening performances, we are offering a 'Bring Your Own Baby' (BYOB) matinee on 14 March.

Notnow Collective specialise in baby-friendly and baby-proof theatre practice, including providing shows for adults where babies are welcome to attend for certain performances. Enjoy a great night out during the daytime, without needing to spend on a baby-sitter! The Pepper & Honey BYOB performance is open to babes-in-arms (babies that aren't crawling or walking yet).

If, on the other hand, you desire a baby-free experience, join us for the evening shows!

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'incredibly poignant ... a beautifully written story which flows fantastically from one perspective to the next. A story of new beginnings, loss, and the sharing of cultures'

Reviews Hub

'A warm and gentle show … evocative … Hofman nimbly shifts between the two Anas, the hopeful and “adventurous” immigrant and her tottering, black-clad old “baba” pouring her love into her pastry'

The Stage

'a subtle and charming production, rich in detail and interconnecting threads of meaning and experience. ... Gavran’s writing is alive with sensuous detail'

British Theatre Guide