Pepper & Honey

by Notnow Collective
Studio , Family Friendly
Saturday 30 March 2019

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.

Pepper and Honey is the UK’s first ‘European’ theatre piece to premiere the day after the UK leaves the European Union.

Written by a Croatian playwright and performed by a Croatian actor, Pepper and 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.

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 now ‘home’ to Ana? A play of love, loss, culture, heritage and new beginnings…?

Baby Friendly

The performance is baby-friendly for babes in arms under 12 months.

FREE Stay and Play area will be available from 3:00pm until event finish. Suitable for children 3+. Spaces are limited and must be booked.

Accessible Performance

BSL Interpreted (show and post show) & Captioned by Difference Engine: Saturday 30 March, 3:30pm

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Produced by: Notnow Collective


Age Guide: 10+

Running Time: 1 hour


Prices from: £12

Concessions: Under 26's £20.50