A Taste of Honey archiveJo hasn't had it easy, growing up with a volatile, alcoholic mother, moving from one bed-sit to another. Until Jo meets Jimmie, a black sailor, who she spends the night with while her mum is gallivanting with a younger man. Jo finds out she is pregnant, and with her mother abandoning her, seeks solace with a homosexual friend, Geoffrey, who becomes a leading father figure to Jo. But when Jo's mother reappears, the life that she has so carefully put together for herself starts to fall away again. A Taste of Honey was Shelagh Delaney's first play written when she was 19 years old. The first London production in 1958, won her great critical acclaim and popular success. Two years later Delaney received the Drama Critics' Circle Award for the plays New York City production. It was made into a notable film in 1961. A Taste of Honey was voted joint 50th of the National Theatre's top 100 plays of the millennium.


Gemma Craven (Helen), Ashley Artus (Geoffrey), Patrick Baladi (Peter), Mark Springer (Jimmie), Kaye Wragg (Jo)


Author: Shelagh Delaney
Company: Palace Theatre Watford
Director(s): Richard Beecham, Deobrah Sathe (assistant director)
Design: Matthew Wright
Lighting: Jim Simmons
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0324737210. Details of all A Taste of Honey archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2429

Archive Listings

3 Nov 00
25 Nov 00
Watford Palace Theatre

© Dynamic Listing Ltd, UK
Listings powered by Dynamic Listing Ltd
Multidomain certificate installed