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A Taste Of Honey; National Theatre

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#1 paultheatre

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

Revival of the much loved classic, due in the new season.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:35 AM

Which period do you mean by the "new season"? The Neverending Treadmill (NT) doesn't really do seasons, new or old.

I wonder what they will programme in April when they pull down (or set fire to?) The Shed but The Dorfman is predictably not ready on time due to the inevitable construction delays.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:44 AM

Is it much loved ? Has anyone here ever seen it (or the film) ? It was produced Up North somewhere fairly recently wasn't it ?

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:17 PM

I love the film! The source of a large portion of Morrissey's early lyrics too.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:56 PM

View PostEpicoene, on 29 September 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

Is it much loved ? Has anyone here ever seen it (or the film) ? It was produced Up North somewhere fairly recently wasn't it ?

A Taste of Honey is a film I can watch again and again, whenever it pops up on tv. The Royal Exchange produced it five years ago. Amazing how many Royal Exchange plays are put on at the NT a year or two later. This year, Edward II and Port (with same director). I don't think A Taste of Honey has ever been out of fashion.

Beautiful Thing is similarly frequently revived, always popular and the film can be seen over and over. It was on at the Royal Exchange two or three years ago, so we could expect an NT revival in the next couple of years.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:19 PM

A Taste of Honey was done at the Sheffield Crucible at the end of last year, in a production directed by Polly Findlay.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:39 PM

I've seen the film. There have been major productions at Sheffield and Edinburgh in the last couple of years so clearly a lot of people like it.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:29 PM

The Salisbury Playhouse had a production in 2008. It was nice to see Wela Frasier again post-The Historiies.

I have seen the film. A nice little culmination at the turn of 60s Britain.

Not sure I need to make a trip to NT to see it again though.
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:56 PM

Director Bijan Sheibani, starring Kate O'Flynn and Lesley Sharpe.







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