An Abbey Theatre production

A Taste of Honey

6 July - 1 August 2020

by Shelagh Delaney

Booking Information

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
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