Pepper and Honey

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?

“A warm and gentle show, it captures the transient and precarious nature of life as an immigrant in the UK in the current climate” – The Stage ★★★★

Written by Croatian playwright, Kristina Gavran, and performed by Croatian actor, Tina Hofman, Pepper & Honey is a poignant, subtle and timely play about the journey of change, cultural differences, and the conflict between upholding the traditions of the “old country” and embracing those of the new.
Premiered in 2019, this story finds new resonance as the UK becomes home to people displaced by war and economic crisis. Pepper & Honey manages these challenging and often polarising issues with a heart-warming, personal approach, and speaks to the need for tolerance and the power of human connection.
Pepper & Honey is timed to perfection to deliver a perfect Croatian pepper biscuit, baked live with the help of the audience.

“Flows fantastically from one perspective to the next. A story of new beginnings, loss, and the sharing of cultures.” – Reviews Hub  ★★★★

Running time 75 minutes, no interval.

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09 05


8:00 pm



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