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.

Booking Information

Audio-Described Performance Sat 08 Feb 2020 14:30

Click here to book A Taste of Honey tickets with free meal! 


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


Trafalgar Studio 1

14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

If any hearing impaired or visually impaired customers want to book for these performances, please contact or 08009126971.

Cancellation Policy

No exchange or refund after purchase.

How Does It Work

You will receive a booking confirmation email.

Please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

Suitable For Children

Age guidance for this production is for 13yrs+

Where Do I Go

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


4.5(38 reviews)
  • Judy T.

    May 9, 2020

    I remember going to see this film as part of my English studies in school, and when my son gave me these tickets as a Xmas gift I was really looking forward to seeing it in a theatre. I was not disappointed. The set and lighting engaged me straight away including the way in which the musicians were part of the set was inspiring, it was moving, funny, edgy, uncomfortable to watch at times, and brilliant. The actors were outstanding.

  • Dee Catford

    Mar 3, 2020

    I very much enjoyed what was a very classy show loved the jazz music blending into the background

  • Rachael Arkley

    Mar 1, 2020


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