A Taste Of Honey

Audition Information

Wednesday 23rd October

2019 at 7:30pm

previously Friday 4th October 2019

at 7:

30

pm


Performance dates Mon
13th
- Sat
18th
April
20
20
by Shelagh Delaney

Directed by Linda Kent

Cast: 2f, 3m


About
A Taste of Honey is set in Salford in North West England in the 1950s. It tells the story of Jo, a seventeen-year-old   working class girl, and her mother, Helen, who is presented as crude and sexually  indiscriminate. Helen leaves Jo alone in their new flat after she begins a  relationship with Peter, a rich lover who is younger than she. At the same time Jo begins a romantic relationship with Jimmy, a black sailor. He proposes marriage but then goes to sea, leaving Jo pregnant and alone. She finds lodgings with a  homosexual  acquaintance, Geoffrey, who assumes the role of surrogate father. Helen returns after leaving her lover and the future of Jo's new home is put into question.

Cast


Character
Gender
Character Age
Other Information
Helen
F
40s
A hardened, working class single mother and alcoholic
Josephine
F
14+
Teenage daughter of Helen, known as 'Jo', raised solely by Helen
Peter
M
early 30s
Helen's younger, wealthy boyfriend from London
The Boy
M
18
Also known as Jimmy, Of Afro Caribbean descent  sailor
Geoffrey
M
21
An art student who is gay
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