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A Taste Of Honey
When her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with a black sailor who promises to marry her. He heads for the seas instead, leaving Jo 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 just nineteen years old, the taboo-breaking A Taste Of Honey is one of the defining British plays of the 1950s, and pointed the way toward the social realism of the 1960s and beyond.
This new NT production offers an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world. Bursting with energy and daring, this exhilarating and angry depiction of harsh working class life in post-war Salford is shot through love and humour, and infused with jazz.
Saturday, 26th April 2014
Sunday, 11th May 2014
Lyttelton Theatre, National
Map | Seating Plan
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat