A Taste of Honey

Play - Original

Lyceum Theatre (October 04, 1960 - February 18, 1961)
Booth Theatre (February 20, 1961 - September 09, 1961)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 4, 1960
  • Closing Date: September 9, 1961
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 376

Playwright: Shelagh Delaney


A sensitive working-class English teenager becomes pregnant by a black man, seeking refuge from her tyrannical, promiscuous mother with a gay art student she befriends.


Opening Night Cast

Angela Lansbury in A Taste of Honey Angela Lansbury Helen
Joan Plowright Josephine
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Shelagh Delaney Writer
  Tony Richardson Director
  George Devine Director
  Oliver Smith Production Design
  Dorothy Jeakins Costume Design
  Jean Rosenthal Lighting Design
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Best Foreign Play Shelagh Delaney Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Actress in a Play Joan Plowright Winner
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