A Taste of Honey

Tue 24 Sep to Sat 28 Sep 2019

Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Age: 13+

King's Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

Starting from £10 - £33*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discount

2 for 1 on Opening Night or 20% off all performances

National Theatre

A Taste of Honey

“It’s chaotic – a bit of love, a bit of lust and there you are.  We don’t ask for life, we have it thrust upon us.”

A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s career defining play, is coming to Edinburgh this Autumn. This British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford.

Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) directs Jodie Prenger (One Man, Two Guvnors, Abigail’s Party) as Helen in this new production from The National Theatre, producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

When her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with Jimmy, a sailor who promises to marry her, before he heads for the seas. Art student Geoff moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until, misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels.

Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was nineteen, A Taste of Honey is one of the great taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s, offering an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world.

Under 26? Try outstanding theatre for just £1O 

Passionate about making theatre accessible to everyone, we have partnered with the National Theatre to offer anyone under 26 the chance to see A Taste of Honey for only £10. Offering young audiences the chance to see world class drama from the National Theatre or to try something new, £10 tickets for A Taste of Honey will be bookable online, in person and via phone. 

Remember to bring any form of ID with you to the theatre as it will be checked prior to entering the auditorium.

Please note: The Monday performance has been cancelled due to production schedule changes. All customers affected have been contacted.


A tough, tenacious play with an emotional bite that proves it is more than raucous comedy



A touchstone portrayal of working class life

Time Out

Starring Jodie Prenger

Don't miss the National Theatre production of Shelagh Delaney’s career defining play at the King's Theatre.

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Find more information about access to the King's Theatre.


Thu 26 September 7.30PM

Audio Description

Sat 28 September 2.30PM - Jenny Wilson, Veronica Kinahan

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 28 September 2.30PM - Nicolle Murdoch

Friends 2 for 1 on Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls and Dress). Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups phone line on 0131 529 6005.

Under 26s £10 tickets*

Concessions £3 off (excl. Friday & Saturday evenings)

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to book. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.
* Please make sure to bring a form of ID with you as your tickets and ID will be checked prior to entering the auditorium. 
All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

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