National Theatre presents

A Taste of Honey

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“It’s chaotic – a bit of love, a bit of lust an 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 GuvnorsAbigail’s Party UK tour) joins the cast as Helen, with further casting to be announced.

Age Recommendation: 13+

Tickets

£32.50 – £10

DISCOUNTS*
£12
Under 16s
£18 16 – 26 yrs (with a FREE 16 – 26 Membership).
£12 Under 18 school groups
15% off for Members, or 2-4-1 tickets on Tue 22 Oct, 7.30pm
£4 off 
Groups 10+

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

BY SHELAGH DELANEY

DIRECTOR BIJAN SHEIBANI
DESIGNER HILDEGARD BECHTLER
LIGHTING DESIGNER PAUL ANDERSON
COMPOSER PAUL ENGLISHBY
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR ALINE DAVID
SOUND DESIGNER IAN DICKINSON FOR AUTOGRAPH

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Jodie Prenger

Helen