A Taste of Honey Summary
Shelagh Delaney

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A Taste of Honey Overview

A Taste of Honey was written by eighteen-year-old Shelagh Delaney. It premiered in 1958 in Theatre Royal Stratford East and was directed by Joan Littlewood who is known as “The Mother of Modern Theatre.” The next year, the play debuted on the West End at Wyndham’s Theatre. Two years later in 1961, the play was transformed into a film. It won multiple awards including a Golden Globe, two Cannes Film Festival awards, and four BAFTA awards. Delaney wrote the play initially as a novel, but she was disgusted with the overly-romanticized plays about the British lower class. She then made A Taste of Honey into a play as a “kitchen sink” play to show the realistic conditions of the working class.

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