Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) directs Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors, Abigail’s Party UK tour) as Helen in A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s career defining play, now playing a limited season in London’s West End.
This British classic about an unlucky-in-love mother and daughter is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford.
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.
This exciting new staging previously seen at the National Theatre 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.
A Taste Of Honey is booking from 5 December 2019 until 29 February 2020 at Trafalgar Studio One, London.
What’s the Story?
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.
Who’s in it? A Taste Of Honey Cast
The cast features Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors, Abigail’s Party UK tour) as Helen, Gemma Dobson as Jo, Tom Varey as Peter, Durone Stokes as Jimmy and Stuart Thompson as Geoff.
Written by Shelagh Delaney and directed by Bijan Sheibani.
★★★★ ‘A Taste of Honey worth savouring’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Jodie Prenger sings her heart out in an atmospheric revival’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘Jodie Prenger is extraordinary’ The Stage
Theatre InformationTrafalgar Studio One
Address: 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest Underground: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
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