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A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios

A co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions

by Shelagh Delaney

5 December 2019 – 29 February 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)

A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios

“It’s chaotic – a bit of love, a bit of lust and there you are. We don’t ask for life, we have it thrust upon us.”

Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years.

Directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) and designed by Hildegard Bechtler (Antony and Cleopatra), this exciting new staging 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.

Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors) leads the cast as Helen in a 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 three-piece band.

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

Performances take place at:
Trafalgar Studios
14 Whitehall

Tickets are also available from Trafalgar Studios

Group rates are available. Please email

Please note: Age guidance for this production is for 13yrs+. This production features smoking of non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-cigars

Access performances

Captioned performance:

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:
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 is also on a UK tour, visit the tour page for details



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4 star rating

A Taste of Honey remains worth savouring

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

Fresh and frank with stand out performances. Jodie Prenger is extraordinary.

The Stage
4 star rating

Sparkling and heartfelt

The Scotsman
4 star rating

Funny and moving

Edinburgh Evening News

A Taste of Honey | West End Trailer

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A Taste of Honey rehearsal Gallery


Liam Bessell
Understudy Peter and Geof
Liam Bessell
Katy Clayton
Understudy Jo
Katy Clayton
Claire Eden
Understudy Helen
Claire Eden
Durone Stokes
Durone Stokes
Tom Varey
Tom Varey

Production team




David O’Brien


Double bass


Alex Davis




George Bird






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