Photographs of A Taste of Honey


Theatre Workshop’s production of A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney premiered at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, 1958, directed by Joan Littlewood.
These production photographs show:

  • Frances Cuka as Jo and Clifton Jones as Jimmie.
  • (Clockwise from left) Avis Bunnage (Helen), Murray Melvin (Geof), Frances Cuka (Jo) and Nigel Davenport (Peter).
  • Frances Cuka as Jo.
  • Frances Cuka as Jo and Clifton Jones as her boyfriend Jimmie.

Full title:
Joan Littlewood Archive. A Taste of Honey Photographs
1958–59, Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
Photograph / Image
John Spinner
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