An Abbey Theatre production
A Taste of Honey
6 July - 1 August 2020
by Shelagh Delaney
Dates: 6 July – 1 August
On the Abbey Stage
Free First Preview: Monday 6 July
Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30
Early Bird Tickets available until 25 May.
To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 87 222
Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 25 July, 12:45pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 25 July, 2:00pm
Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 30 July, 7:30pm
The granddaughter of Irish emigrants, Shelagh Delaney, wrote her ground-breaking debut play A Taste of Honey when she was just 19. It became one of the defining plays of the 20th century.
Jo is a spirited teenager, living with her mother Helen, in a run-down area of Salford. Their relationship falls apart as they both struggle against their place in a man’s world. Can they rediscover just how much they need each other?
A Taste of Honey caused a storm on its premiere in 1958, due to its portrayal of mixed-race relationships, gender, and sexual orientation. This new production revisits a play that explores topics we continue to wrestle with today.
- Writer: Shelagh Delaney
- Director: Róisín McBrinn
- Sound Designer and Composer: Sinéad Diskin