A Taste of Honey – 15 and 17 Sept

The National Theatre, are bringing A Taste of Honey to the Grand Opera House this October.

The Grand Opera House is delighted welcome the National Theatre (producers of Macbeth and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) with their new take on the classic play, A Taste of Honey to the stage as our final drama production before the Theatre closes in January 2020 for a ten month restoration project.

The Grand Opera House are giving people from local community groups the opportunity to experience world-class theatre for the final time in the Matcham Auditorium before it is extensively restored. Tickets will be exclusively available to you at a rate of just £10 for performances on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October. Please feel free to share this email with your members

About the play

When her mother Helen runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with Jimmy, a sailor who promises to marry her, before he heads for the seas leaving her pregnant and alone. Art student Geoff moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until, misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels.

A lasting legacy

The impact and legacy of A Taste of Honey is nothing short of monumental. The play is the inspiration behind songs from The Smiths and The Beatles, and as a young Tony Warren sat in the audience at A Taste of Honey’s premier in 1958 in London’s Stratford East, the play was the driving force behind the creation of the nation’s favourite soap; Coronation Street, just 2 years later.

How to book

Select any seats in the Pit Seating area (shown on the screen as green dots). Please use discount code SALFORD when booking tickets online for the Tuesday or Wednesday evening performances. Please note that pit seating takes the form of temporary/fold out chairs.

Book tickets here

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