19:00, Tue 21st – Sat 25th February 2017 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 5
A Taste of Honey is set in Salford in the 1950s. It tells the story of Jo, a seventeen-year-old working class girl, and her mother, Helen, who is presented as flighty and uncaring. Helen leaves Jo alone in their new flat after she moves in with Peter, a rich, younger lover. Jo begins a romantic relationship with Jimmy, a black sailor. He proposes to Jo but ends up going to sea, leaving Jo pregnant and alone. She finds lodgings with a gay man, Geoffrey, who takes on the role of surrogate father. This play pushes so many boundaries way before its time making it exciting and entirely appropriate for today's audience, particularly in our current political climate. Wonderful characters, wonderful writing - this play is a real treat.