Main House Jodie Prenger in the National Theatre production

A Taste of Honey

by Shelagh Delaney
  • 28 October - 2 November
A Taste of Honey

Event Information

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Performed from Mon 28 Oct — Sat 2 Nov

“An inspired reworking of Delaney’s original, a theatrical triumph that pulls no punches” Fine Times Recorder

★★★★ “A Taste of Honey remains worth savouring” Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “Fresh and frank with stand out performances. Jodie Prenger is extraordinary.” The Stage

★★★★ “Funny, moving and heart-felt … A vibrant new take on a modern classic” Edinburgh Evening News

★★★★ “A tough, tenacious play with an emotional bite that proves it is more than raucous comedy” Guardian

The National Theatre, producers of Macbeth and War Horse, bring Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking British classic A Taste of Honey toBath prior to the West End.

Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, One Man, Two Guvnors) leads the cast as Helen in a bold new production that features original music compositions – influenced by blues and soul – and rearranged songs from the jazz era, performed live by the cast and an on stage three-piece band.

Directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles), this exciting new staging 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.

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 Learning Programme is available for this production. Please contact James Moore, Head of Creative Learning, for further details of how to engage your school with this production.

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £24.50 – £39

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

National Theatre production

by Shelagh Delaney

Directed by Bijan Sheibani

Cast includes Jodie Prenger, Gemma Dobson, Durone Stokes, Stuart Thompson and Tom Varey

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

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Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standby tickets – 30 seats at the back of the Grand Circle and side of the Dress Circle, on sale from 12noon on the day of the performance. Maximum two per person. Sold in advance for matinees, Sundays, Special Events and pantomime.

Standing spaces sold when all other seats have sold out.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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