It’s hard to believe that the young Delaney, disappointed in a play she saw in her local theatre, put pen to paper for the first time and crafted a piece that is influential and still topical today.
Often credited as the influence for Coronation Street and a number of Morrissey songs, A Taste of Honey has become a British classic and an icon of 1950s working class life. The story centres around the complicated relationships between a mother, her daughter and the men in their lives.
Bijan Sheibani directs Jodie Prenger as Helen in this taboo-breaking play, offering an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world.
13-21 September, The Lowry, Salford
24-28 September, Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
1-5 October, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
7-12 October, Richmond Theatre
15-19 October, Grand Opera House, Belfast
22-26 October, Leicester Curve
28 October to 2 November, Theatre Royal, Bath
5-9 November, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
12-16 November, Norwich Theatre Royal