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About A Taste of Honey

Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years.

The bold new production features original music compositions influenced by blues and soul, along with rearranged songs from the jazz era, all performed live by the cast and accompanied by a three-piece band.

The plot follows an unconventional family. When her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with Jimmie, a sailor who promises to marry her, before he heads for the seas. Art student Geof moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until, misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unusual setup unravels.

Leading the cast is Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors) as Helen in an exhilarating portrayal of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world.

A Taste of Honey is directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) and designed by Hildegard Bechtler (Antony and Cleopatra). It features exciting new staging that depicts of gritty working-class life in post-war Britain.

Last updated: October, 2019