Lyttelton Theatre, National
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Important Info: Audio Described Perfomance at 7.30pm on Friday 28 March and 2.15pm on Saturday 29th March, Preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.45pm. Captioned Performance on Thursday 3rd April at 7.30pm.
The Lyttelton National Theatre welcomes Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste Of Honey in February 2014 with performers such as Lesley Sharp and Kate O’Flynn taking to the stage. The production offers audiences in the capital the opportunity to explore Delaney’s classic 1950s play all over again, with abandonment and loss among the themes traversed.
The story focuses on the character of Jo, whose mother has fled with a car salesman, as she finds herself in new dilemma as she agrees to marry a black sailor called Jimmy, who subsequently abandons her as well, leaving her pregnant. But her mother soon returns thanks to the work of Geoff, a gay friend who is helping her as a parent, and the future suddenly looks uncertain.
The play was the first penned by Dalaney in the 1950s and remains her best known work, despite writing it before she even turned 20. It first appeared at the Theatre Royal Stratford East before transferring to the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End in 1959. Since then it has remained a well known piece and in the years since it was first staged other shows have appeared from Delaney’s pen such as The Lion In Love and films like Dance With A Stranger.
Meanwhile, actor Lesley Sharp has appeared in television shows like Clocking Off, plus stage productions such as Harper Regan at the Cottesloe National Theatre. Those with theatre tickets might also know her from her Olivier Award nominations in the 1980s and 1990s.
A Taste Of Honey appears at the Lyttelton National Theatre during a similar period to King Lear at the Olivier Theatre. It opens on Tuesday 18th February 2014 (with previews from Monday 10th February 2014).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 26th April 2014|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 11th May 2014|
|Important Info:||Audio Described Perfomance at 7.30pm on Friday 28 March and 2.15pm on Saturday 29th March, Preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.45pm. Captioned Performance on Thursday 3rd April at 7.30pm.|
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