An Abbey Theatre production

A Taste of Honey

6 July - 1 August 2020

by Shelagh Delaney

Booking Information

As rehearsals were due to take place in May, the closure and current situation has had a domino effect for this production, meaning we need to postpone.

We will announce new dates in due course. If you held a ticket for any affected performances, our box-office team will be in touch. Please do not contact the box-office directly.There are a lot of orders to rearrange, but rest assured that we will be in touch with every ticket holder.

We greatly appreciate your patience, as we work to update each customer individually.

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
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