Kitchensink classic: Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey heads to the National Theatre
If you get a spare half hour, I really can't recommend enough catching Shelagh Delaney's Salford on YouTube. It will give you an insight into A Taste of Honey, which is getting a new revival from the National Theatre in London.
As for the story, it's the tale of teenager Jo in the late 1950s. Her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, she takes up with a black sailor who promises to marry her (but only leaves her pregnant), then steps into a life with art student Geoff, who assumes the role of surrogate parent until things fall apart when the mother returns.
Groundbreaking in its day, it's a stark depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford, but an entertaining one too. You'll find A Taste of Honey at the Lyttelton Theatre on London's South Bank from 10th February, with tickets available from £12.
Find out more at the National Theatre website