Susan Pedersen, 4 June 2020
Show More Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution by Selina Todd.
Chatto, 304 pp., £18.99, August 2019, 978 1 78474 082 5Show More
A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney.
Methuen, 112 pp., £14.44, November 2019, 978 1 350 13495 9Show More
“... When Shelagh Delaney, all of 19, started writing A Taste of Honey, it had only two characters: Jo, the 15-year-old Salford school-leaver whose choices and chances structure the story, and her forty-year-old often skint but always cadging mother, Helen. Other characters were added later. Peter, the louche businessman with a ‘wallet full of reasons’ to lure Helen offstage and into a brief marriage for the play’s middle sections ...”