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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From10th February 2014
Opened18th February 2014
To11th May 2014
WhenFeb 14,15,17,19,20,21,22,28, Mar 1,3,4,5,11,12,13,14,15,21,22,24,25,26,27,28,29,31,Apr 1,2,3,4,5,7,25,26,28,29,30, May 6,7,8,9,10 at 19:30. Feb 18 at 19:00. Feb 19,22,Mar 1,5,12,15,22,26,29,Apr 2,5,26,30, May7 Mats 14:15 Mar 2,16,Apr27,May 11 Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £12.00. To £50.00.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of HoneyT01289307386
Jo 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.
Author Shelagh Delaney

Archive :: production:T01289307386, play:S2429, venue:V374

Production details


Producer National Theatre
Director Bijan Sheibani
Design Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Paul Anderson
Sound Ian Dickinson
Director Aline David (movement)
Music Paul Englishby
Performer Lesley Sharp (Helen)
Performer Kate O'Flynn (Jo)
Performer Eric Kofi Abrefa
Performer Kate Adler
Performer Greg Baxter
Performer Harry Hepple
Performer Dean Lennox Kelly
Performer Miles Mitchell
Performer Mark Rose
Performer Sarah Thom

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