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A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s career defining play, is coming to Salford this autumn. This British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford.
Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) directs Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors, Abigail’s Party) as Helen in this new production from The National Theatre, producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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. 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 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.
Venue: Lyric Theatre
There are currently no runtimes at present.
Captioned performance: Tue 17 September, 7.30pm.
Audio Described performance: Thu 19 September, 7.30pm. Touch tour at 6.30pm. Audio described by VocalEyes.
To book accessible tickets from 1 March 2019, please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by email.
‘A tough, tenacious play with an emotional bite that proves it is more than raucous comedy.’
‘A touchstone portrayal of working class life’