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A Taste of Honey (1961) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Tony Richardson and produced by Tony Richardson.

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A Taste of Honey (1961)

By Beatrice on Apr 11, 2017 From Flickers in Time

A Taste of Honey Directed by Tony Richardson Written by Shelagh Delaney and Tony Richardson from a play by Delaney 1960/UK Woodfall Film Productions First viewing/Netflix rental There is some very fine acting in this kitchen sink drama featuring an Angry Young Woman. Teenager Jo (Rita Tushingha... Read full article


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When the Manchester Shipper and Manchester Pioneer were chosen to star in Shelagh Delaney's novel "A Taste of Honey", it was not known that part of the plot involved a drunken seaman taking his girlfriend on board, and also involving a drunken first officer! When the premiere took place, the company had to take space in the programme to point out that Manchester Liners neither approved nor allowed such conduct.
Rita Tushingham was working backstage at the Liverpool Rep when she spotted an ad for the auditions for this film.
Shelagh Delaney was only 18 when she wrote her ground-breaking play.
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