Photographs of A Taste of Honey

Description

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
Created:
1958–59, Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
Format:
Photograph / Image
Creator:
John Spinner
Held by:
British Library
Shelfmark:
Add MS 89164/10/113

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An introduction to A Taste of Honey

Article by:
Selina Todd
Themes:
Gender and sexuality, Art, music and popular culture, Exploring identity, 20th-century theatre

Shelagh Delaney wrote A Taste of Honey when she was only 19. Selina Todd explains how it came to be performed by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop, and what was so original about its portrayal of a working-class mother and daughter.

Looking at the original script for A Taste of Honey

Article by:
Louise Kimpton Nye
Theme:
20th-century theatre

That Joan Littlewood cut down the script of A Taste of Honey and added her own theatrical flavour is well-known. Louise Kimpton Nye takes a look at Shelagh Delaney’s original manuscript and explores some of its themes.

An introduction to Joan Littlewood's theatre practice

Article by:
Eleanor Dickens
Themes:
20th-century theatre, Theatre practitioners and genres

Joan Littlewood's theatre companies were collaborative, experimental and politically engaged. Eleanor Dickens introduces the beliefs and experiences that led Littlewood develop her ideas about what theatre should and could do.

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