In the haze of a late summer in a London garden, the apples have all fallen to the ground. It is the day of Daddy’s funeral, and two orphans find themselves suddenly alone, with nobody to cling to but each other.
Robert Holman’s play A Breakfast of Eels was premiered at the Print Room at the Coronet, London, in March 2015. It won Best New Play at The Offies (the annual awards for Off-West End theatre) in 2016.
‘Intensely absorbing… hushed and unhurried, sensitive and beautiful’
— The Times
‘A precise and subtle picture of a family crisis’
‘Profound and humane’
‘Immensely satisfying… Robert Holman’s play swells, pregnant with meaning and guarded, overcast silences, before breaking into beautiful, painful torrents’
— Time Out
‘A compassionate and probing piece’
— Evening Standard
‘Elusive, beautiful and incredibly moving’
— The Stage
Best New Play, The Offies