A Taste of Honey!

28 March 2024

Year 11 GCSE Drama students had the exciting opportunity this week to go on a trip to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester where they were able to watch a unique performance of the play A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney and directed by Emma Baggot. The play tells the story of the working class life of a daughter and mother in Salford set in the 1950's.

The character of Helen was played by Newcastle's very own Jill Halfpenny and the students were able to participate in a question and answering session after the performance with the performers, directors and designers to gain a deeper understanding of the performance. The students will analyse and evaluate the performance in their lessons before writing about it in the written GCSE exam in May.


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