Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans previously announced the full cast for Shelagh Delaney's seminal work A Taste of Honey in the Crucible Theatre.
The cast of A Taste of Honey will be led by Eva Pope who plays Helen. Eva will be familiar to audiences from Coronation Street and as former Head teacher Rachel Tyson in Waterloo Road. Eva is joined by Christopher Hancock as Geoff, David Judge (Hollyoaks) as Jimmy, Andrew Knott as Peter and Katie West as young rebel Jo.
Tickets for A Taste of Honey and Straight are on sale to the public now and can be booked by calling Sheffield Theatres' Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.
A Taste of Honey
By Shelagh Delaney
Tonight, Thursday 25 October – Saturday 17 November
Press night Monday 29 October 7.00pm
Jo is 16 and fearless. Her boyfriend's at sea, her mother's gone AWOL and her due date is just around the corner. The only person she can rely on is herself. But with Geoff, her new flatmate, by her side, this feisty teenager is about to take on the world.
Set in 1950s Manchester and exploring Britain on the precipice of change, A Taste of Honey celebrates the spirit of one young girl with the strength to rebel against the social constraints of her time.
A seminal first play by the late Shelagh Delaney. This brand new production, the first since the writer's death last year, features a live jazz band on stage and is directed by Polly Findlay (Antigone, National Theatre).
Shelagh Delaney (1938-2011) was an English playwright and screenwriter. Her other plays include The Lion in Love. As a screenwriter, her works include The White Bus, Charlie Bubbles, Dance With a Stranger, Three Days in August, The Railway Station Man, Tell Me a Film and Country Life. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1995.