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Pepper & Honey, a poignant play about culture and new beginnings is coming to Derby Theatre


Pepper & Honey, from Notnow Collective, is written by a Croatian playwright and performed by a Croatian actor. The play is a timely piece 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. We are pleased to offer a special ticket price for refugee/asylum seekers of £5 per ticket, quoting promo code BISCUITS when booking.

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…

The show has an age guide of 10+.

The performance is baby-friendly for babes in arms under 12 months. A FREE Stay and Play area suitable for 3+ will be available from 3pm until the event finishes. Spaces are limited and must be booked.


Pepper & Honey will be performed in the Studio on Saturday 30 March at 3:30pm.

You can book online, in person at the Box Office (address below), or by calling the Box Office on 01332 593939, with the promocode BISCUITS

More information about the show is also available on our website at

We hope you are able to join us for Pepper & Honey.

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peters Quarter, Derby, DE1 2NF (in Intu shopping centre)