The taboo of homosexuality: Classic British play A Taste Of Honey to visit Wolverhampton

The taboo of homosexuality: Classic British play A Taste Of Honey to visit Wolverhampton
News
Posted on 8 Oct 2019

Attitudes towards homosexuality in the 1950s are next month explored in a hard-hitting National Theatre touring production at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre.


Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste Of Honey was published in 1958 and is a career-defining British classic. Depicting working-class life in post-industrial Salford and tackling numerous taboos of the time - including homosexuality, inter-racial relationships and single mothers - it earned its teenage writer comparisons with Look Back In Anger author John Osborne. 

The new National Theatre touring production stars Jodie Prenger in the lead role of Jo, whose meek and mild-mannered friend and roommate, Geoffrey, is seen primarily through the lens of his homosexuality.


A Taste Of Honey shows at the Grand from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 November.
 

HAVE YOUR SAY

Tell us what you think below...

Join our Newsletter today!

More from News...

Most Popular Stories

  • Equality lessons row: Anderton Park school lead protester accused of ‘inflaming tensions’ News

    Equality lessons row: Anderton Park school lead protester accused of ‘inflaming tensions’

    More
  • Big rise in transgender and homophobic hate crime figures, new Home Office data reveals News

    Big rise in transgender and homophobic hate crime figures, new Home Office data reveals

    More
  • Time to get Fierce! Live art festival returns - and not just in Birmingham News

    Time to get Fierce! Live art festival returns - and not just in Birmingham

    More
  • LGBT lessons row and trans debates fuelling hatred, says charity News

    LGBT lessons row and trans debates fuelling hatred, says charity

    More
  • Sewing skills on show in tonight's episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK News

    Sewing skills on show in tonight's episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

    More
  • Fierce live arts festival officially launched in Birmingham tonight News

    Fierce live arts festival officially launched in Birmingham tonight

    More