A TASTE OF HONEY

A TASTE OF HONEY

Directed by:  Robert G Newton assisted by John McDonnell

Production Date:  September 1962

Playwright: Shelagh Delaney

Genre:  Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

Betty Dann

Jo White

John Jefferies

Anthony Hole

Clive Jacklin

David Williams, Don Hewitt

Fatima Shah & Gail Smith

Pauline Hooper & Leon Figg

June Colledge & Norma Somerville

Cast

Helen

Josephine (her daughter)

Peter (her friends)

The Boy

Geoffrey

Children

Children

The Lovers

The Gossips

Crew

Alan Dann

Peter Campbell

Yvonne Jones

Joan Clayman

Mary Harmes

Brian Hicks

Ester Aylett

Jim Towell

Bernard Clayman

Stage Director

Stage Manager

Prompt

Properties

Effects

Lighting

Wardrobe

Publicity

Stage Manager

Synopsis

 

Set in working class Salford, the play is about the adolescent Jo and her relationships with those about her. Her irresponsible, roving mother Helen and her mum's newly acquired drunken husband, her black sailor boyfriend who leaves her pregnant and Geoffrey the homosexual art student who moves in to help with the baby.

 

It is also about Jo's unshakeable optimism throughout her trials.

 

BHTC NOTES: Robert Newton (Director) suggested that the cast (and some other club members), went on a drama weekend at Highleigh Manor where they lived, ate and slept drama in preparation for the rehearsals and eventual production. It was remembered as an amazing experience in closely examining all the relationships and characters of the play.

 

The production was also entered in the 1962 Sussex Full Length Drama Festival and was judged 2nd in it's class (see Press Reviews Below) 

 

Programme

Press Cuttings & Photo

BHTC Production Number: 27

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