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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.

A Taste of Honey reviews

38 reviews
Judy T.
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9 May 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
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3 Mar 2020

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

Rachael Arkley
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1 Mar 2020


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24 Feb 2020

I was really looking forward to it. The set was beautifully staged but I felt the acting was a little shouty and the accents a little strong. This was the matinee and possibly the understudies were used instead. It was OK but I would not recommend this play.

Linda Payne
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24 Feb 2020

thoroughly compelling and great acting by all particurly Gemma Dobson, liked the jazz background and scene changes


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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