A Taste of Honey
Opens: 25/10/2012 Closes: 17/11/2012 Sheffield CrucibleOne of the original kitchen sink dramas, Shelagh Delaney's seminal play was written when she was just 18, and this is its first staging since the writer's death last year. Directed by Polly Findlay, it tells of pregnant teen Joe, her gay best friend and her fickle mother. If for any reason you find you're not enjoying it, you can always play spot the Morrissey lyric.
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The Telegraph“An excellently-staged revival... ” The production as a whole could do with a greater sense of despair, something for its bold northern spirit to fight harder against. But it proves beyond question that Delaney’s play was not just wise and accomplished for a girl of eighteen...
Whatsonstage.com“The team work hard to create Delaney's world, but forget to invite us in...” "More than 50 years after its premiere, Delaney's play is still a remarkable piece of writing, not least in the way it stands as a document of its period, yet simultaneously has a strangely contemporary feel..."
The Stage“Katie West plays Jo with frazzled intensity...” "Katie West plays Jo with such frazzled intensity, it’s only in the rare quiet moments, such as when she sings a version of American folk standard In The Pines, that the emotional heart of play shines through..."
Guardian“Errs on the side of tasteful correctness...” "Katie West is spot-on as Jo. She never sentimentalises the character, allowing us to see that she can be whiny, wheedling, angry and scruffy. But she also communicates Jo's sexual curiosity as she mildly flirts with her mother's boyfriend..."
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