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A Taste of Honey


  • King's Theatre 2 Leven Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 United Kingdom (map)

“It’s chaotic – a bit of love, a bit of lust and there you are.  We don’t ask for life, we have it thrust upon us.”

A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s career defining play, is coming to Edinburgh this Autumn. This British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford.

Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) directs Jodie Prenger (One Man, Two Guvnors, Abigail’s Party) as Helen in this new production from The National Theatre, producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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. Art student Geoff moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until, misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels.

Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was nineteen, A Taste of Honey is one of the great taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s, offering an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world.

You can enjoy pre-theatre meals at Henrick’s before the show or indulge in after show cocktails in the relaxing and comfortable setting of our little bar.

Enjoy a Scotch Old-fashioned, perfectly dry Martini, or sip away at chilled Marlborough Sauvignon. Crab cakes will go nicely with the New Zealand tipple.

Situated just a two minute walk from the theatre, you can be assured of making curtain call.

Pre-theatre meals of two or three courses are available for £12.50 and £16 respectively.

Earlier Event: 21 September
Edinburgh Chili Cook Off 2019
Later Event: 1 October
A Woman of No Importance