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After six long decades, this highly innovative British classic written in 1958 by then-19-year-old Shelagh Delaney is set to return to the West End for a sugary sweet winter season at London's Trafalgar Studios.
Having first premiered over 60 years ago at the fringe venue Theatre Royal Stratford East, A Taste of Honey later transferred to the much larger West End Wyndham's Theatre in February 1959 where it enjoyed a warm reception. Following the play's film adaptation in 1961 that starred Dora Bryan, A Taste of Honey hasn't graced the UK stage since... until now! Having just been revived, the new production of an old classic recently opened at the Salford Lowry where it has received a fleet of five-star reviews and overwhelming praise. Delaney's debut play is now set to transfer to the West End just in time for Christmas!
What is A Taste of Honey about?
"It's crazy - just a bit of lust and love and that's all it takes. We don't beg for life, we have it thrown at us."
After Jo's mother leaves her behind to be with a car salesman, the angsty teenager goes out with a sailor named Jimmie, who has asked for her hand in marriage before he heads for the open seas. An art student named Geof becomer Jo's new roommate, who takes on a parenting role until he mistakenly calls for Helen and their unusual setup falls apart.
Who is starring in A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios?
The A Taste of Honey West End cast is led by Jodie Prenger (One Man, Two Guvnors, Oliver!) in the role of Helen. Prenger is joined by Gemma Dobson as Jo, Durone Stokes as Jimmie, Stuart Thompson as Geof, and Tom Varey as Peter.
The cast is completed by Liam Bessell as understudy for Peter and Geof, Katy Clayton as understudy for Jo, and Claire Eden as understudy for Helen.
Who is on the creative team for A Taste of Honey?
The creative team for the West End run of A Taste of Honey features director Bijan Sheibani, music director David O'Brien, music creator Benajmin Kwasi Burrell, lighting designer Paul Anderson, set and costume designer Hildegard Bechtler, movement director Aline David, sound designer Ian Dickinson for Autograph, and voice and dialect coach Joel Trill.
The show's musicians include George Bird on the drums, Alex Davis on double bass, and music director David O'Brien on the keyboards.
Why see A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios?
The forthcoming Trafalgar Studios run of A Taste of Honey features incredible new compositions influenced by jazz, blues, and soul music, all original creations by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell. This incredibly exciting music is played for you live by a three-piece band with vocals provided by the cast. Shelagh Delaney's grungy depiction of the lives of the working class in post-war Britain is an exhilarating affair that is not afraid to explore both the strengths and weaknesses of the female spirit in a destitute and sleepless world. Don't miss the long-awaited return of A Taste of Honey! Book your tickets as soon as possible or you may live to regret it!
Age restrictionRecommended for ages 13+
Running time2hr 15min (inc. interval)
Performance dates5 December 2019 - 29 February 2020
ContentContains smoking of non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-cigars.
AccessThere will be a Captioned Performance Tuesday 14 Jan 2020 19:30. There will also be an Audio-Described Performance Saturday 8 February 2020 14:30 with a Touch Tour at 1pm.
AND NO BOOKING FEES
Valid on all other tickets
Book by 29 February 2020.
London Theatre Review: Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar
It would be a mistake to describe A Taste of Honey as anything other than artistic. The Trafalgar Studios production is not about plot, theatrics, or dramatic twists, and that's what makes it brilliant.
15 Jan, 2020 | By Morag Forbes
Celebrities / Interviews
Exclusive Q&A with Jodie Prenger from A Taste of Honey
What a treat. I recently had the chance to interview Jodie Prenger who is playing Helen in A Taste of Honey, currently at the Trafalgar Studios. She has such a friendly, jokey, way about her that I was at risk of getting completely distracted and settling in for a girlie chat. Luckily, I managed to regain my focus and ask her about the play and the cast, and a bit about herself.
Read the full Q&A session below.
16 Dec, 2019 | By Carole Lovstrom
Reviews / New Shows + Transfers
London Theatre Review: A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios
When there is a jazz band on stage, and the atmosphere is gritty and low, you know you are in for a good time. I headed over to Trafalgar Studios to cast my eye over A Taste of Honey, the kitchen sink drama primarily telling the tale between mother Helen (a resplendent Jodie Prenger) and daughter Jo (Gemma Dobson). Being carted from one washed up relationship and location to another, the magic is in the dialogue and chemistry between Jo and Helen, with endearing interludes from the men in their lives.
11 Dec, 2019 | By Kay Johal
News / Features / Interviews / New Shows + Transfers
Q&A with Jodie Prenger from A Taste of Honey
The beloved British Classic is making a long-awaited return to the West End this winter and it comes as a sweet relief after sixty years of absence. Tickets for A Taste of Honey are available now for its upcoming run at London’s Trafalgar Studios beginning 5 December 2019. Secure yours now and don’t risk waiting six decades for another revival!
Ahead of this exciting return and following the recent UK tour that had critics and the public alike raving, we asked the one and only Jodie Prenger some burning questions, from her Nancy in Oliver! experience to why you need A Taste of Honey tickets. Read below to see what she had to say…
22 Oct, 2019 | By Jade Ali
News / Productions / Casting / New Shows + Transfers / Photos
A Taste of Honey to receive a West End transfer this Christmas!
It has just been announced that A Taste of Honey, the debut play by Shelagh Delaney written when she was just 19 years old, is set to transfer to London's Trafalgar Studios this December for a 13-week run. The now-touring production put on by the National Theatre just opened at The Lowry in Salford-Greater Manchester and is also scheduled to run in Bath, Norwich, Canterbury, Edinburgh, Richmond, Leicester, Belfast, and Wolverhampton. It stars I'd Do Anything winner and musical theatre actress Jodie Prenger and marks the first West End production of A Taste of Honey in over 60 years.
Tickets for the London run are now on sale for the award-nominated show.
24 Sep, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels