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Biscuits for Breakfast

Biscuits for Breakfast

By Gareth Farr
Series: NHB Modern Plays
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839042188, 104 pages, May 2023


They don't seem an obvious match. Joanne is spiky, defensive, a survivor; 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.

When the hotel where they both work closes and they start to spiral into poverty, it throws everything up in the air – first their plans for a cookbook and a restaurant, and, eventually, even their dreams of a future together...

Gareth Farr's play Biscuits for Breakfast is a tender, heartfelt drama about families – the ones we inherit and the ones we create – and the struggle to survive when times get tough. It opened at Hampstead Theatre, London, in May 2023, directed by Tessa Walker.


'Very powerful... a vibrant, caustic explosive two-hander that takes no prisoners... a thoroughly entertaining and deeply moving show'

- LondonTheatre1

'Stunning... an indelible experience that drips with raw emotion'

- The Upcoming

'Compassionate and heartbreaking'

- WhatsOnStage

'Powerful... a stirring two-hander about love of food and lack of food'

- The Stage

'A deeply touching, yet defiantly unromantic relationship drama... paints a picture of a society in which ambitions are thwarted and ordinary working people are driven into poverty... Everything about Farr's play rings true and it should serve as a wake up call to anyone who is prone to taking comfortable lifestyles for granted'

- Reviews Hub

'Sparks fly in a foodie love story... Gareth Farr's two-hander has energy and passion and fire'

- The Times