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A Taste of Honey (1981)

A Taste of Honey
Written by Shelagh Delaney
Directed by Mavis Dunphy
23 – 28 February 1981

Jo, the teenaged heroine, who lives in a filthy tenement bedsitter, is deserted by her nagging peroxided mother, who is unaware that her daughter is pregnant by a black sailor. Jo’s greatest fear is that her illegitimate baby might be mentally deficient like her own father. To soothe, clean and cook for her is Geoffrey, an effeminate art student, with whom she makes a temporary home. Bruised by insensitivity and rejection, the boy and girl find a very real comfort in each other.


Helen – Eileen Hullett
Josephine – Susan Neville
Peter – John Lockwood
The Boy – Benji Agwumobi
Geoffrey – Andy Holland


Stage Manager – Martin Wood
Assistant Stage Manager – Dot Hamlin
Lighting – Peter Bennett
Sound – Alan Hunt
Costumes – Joan Robarts
Properties – Pamela Horner, Molly Pritchard and Debbie
Set Construction – Theatre Workshop