Produced By: Not Now Collective

Pepper & Honey

Professional Theatre
15 May 2020
15 May, 13:30
15 May, 19:30

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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.

“We as an audience are not simply watching a play, we are being invited into someone’s home and life … With so much anger present in today’s society and a solid focus on that which divides us from each other, this piece feels appropriately written at the right time …” – Reviews Hub on preview performance at Derby Theatre, March 2019 ★★★★

“A beautifully written story full of love, loss, an exploration of cultures and, most importantly, new beginnings. There was not a dry eye in the house by the end.” – Reviews Hub on preview performance at Derby Theatre, March 2019 ★★★★