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On tour: A Taste of Honey

by Shelagh Delaney

From September 2019
Running Time: tbc

UK Tour

On tour: A Taste of Honey

"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."

When her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with Jimmy, a sailor who promises to marry her, before he heads for the seas leaving her pregnant and alone. Art student Geoff moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until, misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels.

Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was nineteen, A Taste of Honey is one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s, offering an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world.

Directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles), this British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford.

Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors, Abigail’s Party UK tour) joins the cast as Helen, with further casting to be announced.

Please note: Age guidance for this production is for 13yrs+

The tour will visit:
The Lowry, Salford
13 – 21 September
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Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
24 – 28 September
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Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
1 – 5 October
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Richmond Theatre
7 – 12 October
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Grand Opera House, Belfast
15 – 19 October
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Leicester Curve
22 – 26 October
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Theatre Royal, Bath
28 October – 2 November

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
5 – 9 November
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Norwich Theatre Royal
12 – 16 November
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5 star rating


Mail on Sunday
4 star rating

A tough, tenacious play with an emotional bite that proves it is more than raucous comedy.

4 star rating

A touchstone portrayal of working class life

Time Out


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