A Taste of Honey
Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years at the Trafalgar Studios.
When her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with Jimmie, a sailor who promises to marry her, before he heads for the seas. Art student Geof moves in and assumes the role of a surrogate parent until, misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels.
★★★★”A Taste of Honey remains worth savouring” Daily Telegraph
★★★★”Fresh and frank with stand out performances. Jodie Prenger is extraordinary” The Stage
★★★★” A tough tenacious play with an emotional bite” The Guardian
Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors) leads the cast as Helen in an exciting staging featuring original compositions – influenced by blues and soul music – by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell, and rearranged songs from the jazz era, performed live by an on-stage three-piece band and sung by the cast.
Directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) and designed by Hildegard Bechtler (Antony and Cleopatra), A Taste of Honey is a gritty depiction of working-class life in post-war Britain and an exhilarating portrayal of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world.
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Running Time:2 hours and 10 mins, including a 20-minute interval