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Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years.

Directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) and designed by Hildegard Bechtler (Antony and Cleopatra), A Taste of Honey is a gritty depiction of working-class life in post-war Britain and an exhilarating portrayal of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world. 

Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors) leads the cast as Helen in an exciting staging featuring original compositions - influenced by blues and soul music - by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell, and rearranged songs from the jazz era, performed live by an on stage three-piece band and sung by the cast.

When her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with Jimmie, a sailor who promises to marry her, before he heads for the seas. Art student Geof moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until, misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels.

Customer Reviews

33 reviews
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23 Feb 2020

Good interpretation of the film - loved the characters especially Helen and Jeffrey

Reema Reid
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23 Feb 2020

Stunning show tha deposits life for some I’m the 50’s

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16 Feb 2020

The actors, stage hands and musicians were top notch, meandering in and out of the play, sometimes frenzied as it all unfolded into the sadness of life where history repeats itself despite knowledge. The cast could sing and the script was well acted with cutting humour that stopped it from being too dismal. The only problem I had and very slight was sometime the music took over from the actors talking or singing. Overall a wonderful afternoon spent at our favourite theatre.

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15 Feb 2020

I'm really sorry to say this but we go to the theatre at least twice a month and this was one of the worst plays we've seen in a long while.

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11 Feb 2020

Heartbreaking but beautiful.


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14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY

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Approx 2 hours and 10 mins, including a 20 minute interval 

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Suitable For Children

Age guidance for this production is for 13yrs+

Where Do I Go

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY