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Jodie Prenger and A Taste of Honey

Published: 17 February 2019

A National Theatre UK tour of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s taboo-breaking 1950s play, will star Jodie Prenger as Helen.

A depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford, it will open at The Lowry from September 13–21.

Written by Delaney when she was 19, A Taste of Honey looks at 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 Jimmy, a sailor who promises to marry her, before he heads for the seas leaving her pregnant and alone. Art student Geoff moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent.

David Upton