A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios
★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Mail on Sunday
★★★★ The Stage
The National Theatre presents a new production of the era-defining play that changed British theatre.
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. Shelagh Delaney’s taboo-breaking play, written when she was just 19, was later adapted into a BAFTA award-winning film.
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 surrogate parent until, misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels.
Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors) leads the cast as Helen in this bold new production that features original music compositions - influenced by blues and soul - and rearranged songs from the jazz era performed live by the cast and accompanied by an on-stage band.
Performances take place at:
Tickets are also available from Trafalgar Studios
Group rates are available. Please email NTPgroups@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Please note: Age guidance for this production is for 13yrs+. This production features smoking of non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-cigars
Tuesday 14 January at 7.30 pm
Audio Described performance
Saturday 08 February at 2:30 pm, preceded by Touch tour at 1pm
Booking for Access tickets and performances:
By phone on the Trafalgar Studios Access Booking Line: 0800 912 6971
Open 9am -10pm Monday - Saturday, and 10am - 8pm on Sundays. This may vary on Bank Holidays.
By Typetalk: 18001 0871 297 5477
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or in person at the Trafalgar Studios Box Office (open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6:30pm for bookings)
The ticket price includes a £1.75 Trafalgar Studios restoration levy.
A Taste of Honey Teacher CPD Workshop Mon 3 February, 5-8pm (£5 per person)
Page to Stage - on-stage schools workshop: Thu 30 January, 11am-12:30pm (£3 per person)
To book, please contact ATG Groups: email@example.com or 020 7206 1174
A Taste of Honey Learning Resource Pack can be downloaded here
A Taste of Honey toured the UK from September to November 2019, visit the tour page for details
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