Pepper & Honey

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Event Information

Company: Notnow Collective
Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes

Notnow Collective presents:
Pepper & Honey
by Kristina Gavran

So, what’s “home”? 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. In these strange new times, join us for a heart-warming performance that says more now than ever about the need for tolerance and the power of human connection, even over distance.

Pepper and Honey is supported by In Good Company, the Unity Theatre Trust, the Sir Barry Jackson Trust, and by National Lottery funding from Arts Council England.

Stay for a Post-Show Q&A!

The show is made for adult audiences but is not unsuitable for children

Pay What You Decide Tickets

Pepper & Honey is part of our Pay What You Decide initiative. Book your tickets for free now and decide how much you want to pay after watching the show. Find out more about  Pay What You Decide here.

Pre-Show Touch Tour

The Courtyard are partnering with accessible theatre company Extant to expand our visual impairment accessibility via the post-Enhance programme.

Visually impaired and blind audience members are invited to join us for a pre-show Touch Tour, exploring sets and costumes to enhance the connection with the narrative. Within this you will hear detailed programme notes, delivered by a company member, to immerse yourself in the story before the show begins.

Extant post-Enhance 2023-26 is funded/supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and Arts Council England

Add your Touch Tour tickets to your basket as you checkout or call Box Office on 01432 340555.



★★★★ “A beautifully written story. There was not a dry eye in the house by the end”
Reviews Hub
★★★★ “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
★★★★ “Flows fantastically from one perspective to the next. A story of new beginnings, loss, and the sharing of cultures.”
Reviews Hub
“A subtle and charming production … Gavran’s writing is alive with sensuous detail”
British Theatre Guide
“Incredibly touching, real and resonating”
A Younger Theatre


Pepper & Honey Trailer

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