About 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. 

A Taste Of Honey Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Audio Described Perfomance at 7.30pm on Friday 28 March and 2.15pm on Saturday 29th March, Preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.45pm. 

Captioned Performance on Thursday 3rd April at 7.30pm.

The Venue

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Where is A Taste Of Honey?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (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

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible