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Jo is 16 and fearless. Her boyfriend's at sea, her mother's gone AWOL and her due date is just around the corner. The only person she can rely on is herself. But with Geoff, her new flatmate, by her side, this feisty teenager is about to take on the world.

Set in 1950s Manchester and exploring Britain on the precipice of change, A Taste of Honey celebrates the spirit of one young girl with the strength to rebel against the social constraints of her time.

A seminal first play by the late Shelagh Delaney. This brand new production, the first since the writer's death last year, features a live jazz band on stage and is directed by Polly Findlay (Antigone, National Theatre).

Shelagh Delaney (1938-2011) was an English playwright and screenwriter. Her other plays include The Lion in Love. As a screenwriter, her works include The White Bus, Charlie Bubbles, Dance With a Stranger, Three Days in August, The Railway Station Man, Tell Me a Film and Country Life. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1995.


Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: June 19, 1981
(5 preview

Closing: November 08, 1981

Century Theatre

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A Taste of Honey Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has A Taste of Honey been nominated for?
Best Revival for Theatre Co.Best Revival for Gene Feist and Best Revival for Michael Fried.

What productions of A Taste of Honey have there been?
A Taste of Honey has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1981 and West End which opened in 2019.