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Theatre Review: A Taste of Honey, The National Theatre

On its debuted in 1958, A Taste of Honey caused quite a few feathers to ruffle. Shelagh Delaney’s tale of a working class Salford mother and daughter shocked people who liked to be shocked with its overt female sexuality, teenage pregnancy, interracial sex and homosexuality, then, of course, illegal. 554 more words


Mini-review and musings - A Taste of Honey - National Theatre

I was actually quite discouraged between the time I bought my tickets for A Taste of Honey at the National and the time I went to see it: the comments I saw on Twitter had been along the lines of “boring” and “stuck through the whole three hours but why.” But I’d made plans to go with a friend (who just wanted to see Lesley Sharp), so I felt stuck. 836 more words

A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney at the National Theatre

Honey past its sell by date

I first read A Taste of Honey in my mid-teens and found it revelatory because it was so different from any 20th century drama I had previously read. 781 more words

'A Taste of Honey'

What became clear, watching the new production of Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey at the National Theatre, was that most, if not all, of the reasons for reviving the play now are to be found in its past. 335 more words


ANDY: Naked (Leigh, UK, 1993)

NAKED is unique amongst the films I have or will be picking for this list, in that I once spent an evening with its director, Mike Leigh. 1,059 more words

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A Taste of Honey - National Theatre

Unusual for its time, this is a kitchen-sink drama that’s almost exclusively about women; Helen and Jo, an unaffectionate, and seemingly contrasting, mother and daughter. With Britain recently released from the strictures of rationing, the effects of the Second World War hang heavy over their lives. 603 more words


A TASTE OF HONEY at the National Theatre

Shelagh Delaney’s 1950′s iconic play A TASTE OF HONEY at the National Theatre was as much an education in British Working class social history as it is entertainment. 212 more words