A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey is set in Salford in the 1950s. It tells the story of Jo, a seventeen-year-old working class girl, and her mother, Helen, who is presented as flighty and uncaring. Helen leaves Jo alone in their new flat after she moves in with Peter, a rich, younger lover. Jo begins a romantic relationship with Jimmy, a black sailor. He proposes to Jo but ends up going to sea, leaving Jo pregnant and alone. She finds lodgings with a gay man, Geoffrey, who takes on the role of surrogate father. This play pushes so many boundaries way before its time making it exciting and entirely appropriate for today’s audience, particularly in our current political climate. Wonderful characters, wonderful writing – this play is a real treat.

(Text from Camdram)

Ruari Paterson-Achenbach, Ashleigh Weir, Isla Iago, George Glasby
Ruari Paterson-Achenbach, George Glasby, Ashleigh Weir, Isla Iago
George Glasby
Ashleigh Weir and Isla Iago
Ashleigh Weir
Teddy Mack and Ashleigh Weir
Isla Iago
Isla Iago and George Glasby
Ruari Paterson-Achenbach
Teddy Mack

Reviews: TCS (8/10)

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Cast
Jo – Ashleigh Weir
Helen – Isla Iago
Geoff – Ruari Paterson-Achenbach
Peter – George Glasby
Jimmie – Teddy Mack

Production Team
Director – Mollie Semple
Assistant Director – Sophie Leydon
Producer – David Phillips
Set designer – Hollie Berman
Assistant Set Designer – Isadora Dooley-Hunter
Costume Designer – Gaia Fay Lambert
Assistant Costume Designer – Jessica Phillips
Publicity Designer – David Phillips
Stage Manager – Francesca Cosslett
Lighting Designer – Rebecca Fry
Sound Designer – Clare Maunder

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