Colleagues at our bakery recently welcomed cast members from The Baker’s Wife to get some bread-making tips ahead of the show’s run at Hull Truck Theatre.
Neal Edlin and Hannah Wilson, playing baker Aimable Castagnet and baker’s wife Genevieve, went on a full tour of the bakery and even had a go at making their own loaves. Cast members also had a lesson on culinary history from our bakers, who taught them about the traditional bread making methods of the 1930s, the era in which the musical is set.
Cast member, Hannah Wilson said: “I had a wonderful afternoon at Jacksons’. I now have so much respect for bakers – I couldn’t even roll a sausage shape out of dough! I’ve never seen so much bread in my life. It was so interesting to hear the story of a small business growing into a massive part of everyone’s lives. I will never look at a loaf of bread in the same way again…”
Pictured: The Baker’s Wife cast members Neal Edlin and Hannah Wilson with our Development Bakers, Kevan Roberts and Katy Asquith
Victoria Kennedy, Marketing and Communications Manager at Jacksons’, said: “We’re really pleased to have hosted Hessle Theatre Company and shared with them the bread-making knowledge and passion that we have here at Jacksons’.”
The Baker’s Wife is hilarious and heart-warming musical comedy from the writers of Wicked and Fiddler on the Roof. It tells the tale of a village baker, whose life is left in tatters when the local heartthrob whisks his wife away. When the baker shuts up shop and hits the bottle, the bickering villagers hatch a crazy plan to reunite the couple so that the baker will begin to make bread again.
To celebrate Hull UK City of Culture 2017, award-winning Hessle Theatre Company return to Hull Truck Theatre from Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 July to present the Yorkshire premiere of this gem of a show, following acclaimed productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods and the sell-out Sister Act.