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.