A Taste of Honey

A Derby Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre Production
Derby Theatre Productions
Tuesday 29 April 2014 - Saturday 10 May 2014
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"Mark Babych’s production has an undoubted sense of romance"
The Stage
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'Rebecca Ryan's Jo keeps the drama alive'
The Guardian

A touching tale of a young girl's journey into adulthood.

Salford, 1959. 17-year-old Jo is desperate to break free from her vulgar, wayward, man-hunting mother, Helen.

Resilient and feisty, Jo’s instinct for survival and happiness leads her to a taste of honey when she falls in love with Jimmy, a black sailor on shore leave. Abandoned by her mother, and left to cope on her own, Jo’s courage is tested yet again when Jimmy returns to sea, and she discovers she’s pregnant.

Defiant in the face of convention, Jo moves in with her friend Geoffrey, a young art student, who assumes the role of surrogate father to her unborn child. As their relationship deepens, Jo discovers that her independent spirit is both her torment and her salvation.

One of the most influential plays of its generation, A Taste of Honey was written when Shelagh Delaney was only 18. It burst onto the stage in 1961 in a production that took the West End by storm. Part of the post-war kitchen sink movement, the play later became a classic of British cinema.

Post Show discussion after Thu 8 May, 7.30pm performance.

BSL Interpreted performance: Thu 8 May, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance: Thu 8 May, 7.30pm & Sat 10 May, 2.30pm

Part of the Season Ticket.