The Most Toast
August 19th - Hootenannies @ The Apex
Somebody in the audience will have eaten the most toast. We will find them.
In a world where serious global issues like climate breakdown, political turmoil, and technological advancements dominate our thoughts, "The Most Toast" is here to address the most pressing question of our era: Who, among us, has truly consumed the most toast? A searing look into one of the most important questions of our time, led by two of Edinburgh Fringe’s most wily detectives and hosts Ollie Horn and Katharyn Henson, this show deals with possibilities and absolutes, with numbers of slices and types of toppings. It is a show with passion, wit and heart mixed with some healthy goading of audience members and their possible childhood trauma!
With the solemnity of a Shakespearean tragedy, the hosts of the show take to the stage, demanding, nay forbidding, applause. Their furrowed brows and furiously scribbled notes on audience member transgressions and stupid questions such as, “Does bread count?”, let us know they mean business. The consumption of toast is not a trivial matter. Questions are thrown at the audience members - “How often do you eat toast?”, “But how many slices?”, “When did you eat your very first slice of toast?” “Is your childhood trauma the reason there’s been a steep decline in the amount of toast you eat?” ... The list goes on.
As audience members take turns confessing their toast habits, or lack thereof, we witness the hosts' investigative prowess in action. They employ the finest techniques of forensic analysis, such as counting the number of days in a year and multiplying that by two for audience members who insist they never take a break from toast – not even on Christmas Day!
During a time when the world is rife with uncertainties and complex ethical and moral dilemmas, "The Most Toast" serves as a beacon of clarity. After all, what's the point of AI ethics, space exploration, and a crumbling eco-system if we can't even figure out who's the reigning toast champion? Truly, the show embodies the spirit of our times, where existential crises are resolved with the pop of a toaster and some butter and jam. - Aoife Burke
Book your tickets >Hootenannies @ The Apex | Venue number 108 | Edinburgh Festival Fringe (edfringe.com)