Tue 24 Sep to Sat 28 Sep 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
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 comedyGuardian
A touchstone portrayal of working class lifeTime Out
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.
Thu 26 September 7.30PM
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)