A Taste Of Honey
Trafalgar Studio One, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Telephone Bookings: +44 20 7492 1566

ABOUT A Taste Of Honey

A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s career defining play, transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season. 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 UK tour) 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.

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 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.


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.


The cast will feature Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors, Abigail’s Party UK tour) as Helen.

Full casting to be announced.


Written by Shelagh Delaney and directed by Bijan Sheibani.


★★★★ ‘A Taste of Honey worth savouring’ Daily Telegraph