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A Taste of Honey

Shelagh Delaney

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 3m

A Taste of Honey
by Shelagh Delaney

Jo, the teenage 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 deficien…

A Taste of Honey

by  Shelagh Delaney

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    2f, 3m
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  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
Jo, the teenage 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 Geof, 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.

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  • Alcohol
  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.

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  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Setting: Composite setting

Casting

2f, 3m
Cast Attributes
M3 (20s, 1 Black, 30)
F2 (17, 40)

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