Jodie Prenger on bringing A Taste of Honey to the West End for the first time in 50 years
Shelagh Delany wrote A Taste of Honey, a searing take on life in industrial Manchester, when she was just 19 years old, and now the National Theatre’s touring production sets up shop in the West End, the play’s first run here in 50 years.
The story concerns a working-class girl called Jo finds herself caught up between her mother’s love life and her own, when she meets a sailor on Salford’s docks.
Jodie Prenger stars in the show, which has toured the UK prior to its run at Trafalgar Studios. Prenger is known for her performances in Oliver! – having won talent contest I’d Do Anything – One Man, Two Guvnors, Smapalot and more.
She sat down with us to talk about the play and tell us what it’s about, why she is relieved Delaney decided to add male characters, and what West End audiences can expect.
A Taste of Honey tickets are available now.