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The Vintage Guide To London | December 17, 2017

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WIN a pair of tickets to see A Taste of Honey at the National Theatre

WIN a pair of tickets to see A Taste of Honey at the National Theatre

Update: this competition is now closed.

Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was nineteen, A Taste of Honey is one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s.

When her mother Helen (Lesley Sharp) runs off with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo (Kate O’Flynn) takes up with a black 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 Taste of Honey offers an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world. Bursting with energy and daring, this exhilarating and angry depiction of harsh, working-class life in post-war Salford is shot through with love and humour, and infused with jazz.

Restaurant Package Available – For £67.50 enjoy a top price ticket and delicious sharing plates in the National Theatre’s Terrace Restaurant. This includes two dishes and a side order per customer plus a ticket. Subject to availability and service charge. Book via the Box Office, online or by phone (020 7452 3000).

To win a pair of tickets to see A Taste of Honey, simply leave a comment below. The winner will be picked at random at midday on Friday, 14 February 2014.

Terms and Conditions
Tickets valid for all performances from 14 February – 28 February and available to collect from the box office on night of chosen performance. Subject to availability. Non transferable. No cash alternative. Additional expenses are the responsibility of the prize winner. Promoter reserves the right to exchange all or part of the prize to that of equal or greater value.

Good luck!


  1. I would love to win the tickets as A Taste Of Honey is one of my favourite of the sixties plays

  2. Iulia

    Sounds amazing!

  3. Niamh Davey

    Hello The Vintage Guide to London Team,

    I have never seen A Taste of Honey, but love all things vintage and Mancunian!

    Plus winning would be a lovely birthday treat 🙂

    Fingers n toes crossed.

    Niamh x

  4. The play sounds excellent and I always like to see anything written by a woman playwright. If I win the tickets, I promise to blog about it.

  5. Claire Amias

    I think more female writers should be produced. Love this play. Reminiscent of the brilliant ‘Women of Twilight’ by Sylvia Rayman on again at The Pleasance this April!

  6. Anna Sills

    The original film was amazing and I’m sure the play will be just as amazing, Lesley Sharp is such a brilliant and versatile actress.

  7. Zarina

    I love Lesley Sharp and I saw Kate O’Flynn in another excellent play at the National Theatre before so it’d be great to see her on stage again!

  8. I would love a chance to see this show!

  9. Rachael Simmons

    Hello! I would really love to please win tickets, as I have never visited the NT before and haven’t been out much at all since my husband left me at the start of the year.

  10. I’d love to see this!

  11. John Seaman

    Sounds Good

  12. It sounds like a great play!

  13. Alex MacCaskill

    As a boy I remember the film starring Rita Tushingham as Jo. It helped open up a fresh way of looking at people who were not our “betters”. It would be interesting to see how different it would feel so many years later and after so many changes in society.

  14. Gordon

    This sounds like another winner from the National.

  15. Evelyn Sawyer

    Read the play many years ago, have never seen it performed live on stage, would love to do so.

  16. Kirsty Hall

    great prize 🙂

  17. Phil Darling

    Sounds like a great show – count me in

  18. Chris Cleave

    Remember a film with the same name – if it’s like that then it is brill!

  19. christine shelley

    Any live theatre for me, hope I win

  20. Kev Ryan

    Love Lesley Sharp

  21. Paula Barker

    Would love to take my husband to see this show

  22. Craig Smith

    I like honey.

  23. Sandra Lane

    Lesley Sharp is one of the most versatile actresses in Britain and i’m sure her performance in this gritty story will be wonderful. Loved the film.

  24. Kimi Huang

    Cant wait to win the tks for this!! gonna be amazing 🙂

  25. Maggie

    Would love the chance to go

  26. Louise Hodgson

    I loved the film and know the National will do an even better job with the play!

  27. Kathy Cakebread

    ooh would love to win

  28. Fiona Gilbert

    I am commenting and crossing my fingers that I win!

  29. Ronni Astroff

    Pick me, pick me please 🙂

  30. Lisa M

    I’d love to win this, I studied the play at school!

  31. Jo Carroll

    Lesley Sharp is such an intense and bewitching actress…utterly brilliant plus I love any drama set in the 50’s when boundaries were becoming blurred and after the war people were discovering a whole new world of ethics and morality.

  32. kazza ham

    This looks like an intriguing show – would love to have a chance to see it.

  33. Philippa

    Would love to win this! Big theatre buff but Taste of Honey sold out before I could nab the affordable tickets.

  34. tracy sherrin-miller

    Loved the original film and these two actresses look perfect casting, I’d love to see it!

  35. Lesley

    I would love to see this! 🙂

  36. Bob Clark

    Great revival

  37. Oooh I’d love to win – I don’t get to the theatre nearly as much as I’d like to x

  38. Amie

    Adore Lesley Sharp, would love to see her on stage.

  39. Dan

    Have always loved the film…! Would love to see it on stage… 🙂

  40. Sally Allen

    Would to see the stage version of this classic film!

  41. Opal Prince

    Great vintage movie that addresses many social issues. Would love to see the theatre production!

  42. Jo E

    Aww, I would love to see this! National Theatre is a great venue. x

  43. Susan Butler

    I would love the experience of see a taste of honey at the national theatre.

  44. Lindsay Seels

    Love the costumes & make-up, I would love to see the rest on stage.

  45. I would adore winning this trip. Something I have wanted to do all my life is go to London and this may be the only way I would get to do it.(I am 60 this year) Seeing the play would be icing on the cake for me. My fingers are crossed.

  46. Margaret

    Would love to see this show

  47. I love everything from the 60’s – especially the music and clothing – this play will be very nostalgic. Would love to see ir.

  48. Mark Tucker

    A wonderful film – I look forward to seeing what the National Theatre does with the original play.

  49. lyn

    Sounds really good, would love the opportunity to see this

  50. I would love to win these tickets. I would take my daughter to see this wonderful play.

  51. Emma Green

    Please enter me in the comp!

  52. Paul G

    Great classic.

  53. Paul G

    Great classic. Must see.

  54. Ilse Paakkinen

    Coming to London from Finland. Me and my mom would love to see this!

  55. Tayo

    Yes PLEASE! I would love to win a pair of tickets!

  56. Gabrielle P

    I am an absolute theatre fanatic – this would be a wonderful thing to win! x

  57. Michael Bull

    This looks like a great play

  58. colin elston

    sounds like a wonderful can t beat real drama!

  59. sharon wilson

    What a treat this would be for my husband and I to see.

  60. ann webb

    love this kitchen sink drama. Makes me feel nostalgic

  61. Pamela Cook

    i remember the fuss when this film came out. It was super – so would love to see the show now!

  62. Debi Gillard

    I can remember the film and think I watched it more than once! Would love to see this. Fingers crossed

  63. Lynne

    Lesley Sharp an amazing actress

  64. Annie

    My friend is named after Shelagh, I would love to take her!

  65. Sally Lea

    Yes please, love the theatre, very rarely get the chance to go.

  66. Pam Gregory

    Sounds great – Would love to see this play!


    Lesley Sharp is a brilliant actress and it would be great to see her in A Taste of Honey

  68. Megan McGhee

    I’d love to win tickets to see this!

  69. Janice Casoon

    A Taste of Honey – I definitely can relate to this story being a child of the sixties! Love to see this play at the National Theatre.

  70. Kelly Ellen Hirst

    Looks alike a smashing play

  71. Tanna

    Would love to go. Fingers crossed.

  72. Ian Palmer

    A night at the theatre is always a good night out.

  73. Mark Blumire

    Pretty please!

  74. carol phile

    I would love to win these tickets to treat my friend Barbara

  75. Julian Norris

    Would love to see this, looks superb!

  76. Laura McGuigan

    I studied this play in my second year of uni, I was even lucky enough to be in a lecture given by one on the original cast members. But I have not been lucky enough to see it performed on stage, and would love the chance to!

  77. Chris Fletcher

    fantastic competition! I would love to win!

  78. Rebecca Powell

    I would love to win – I would love to see this show. Thank you for the giveaway.

  79. Anne Alexis

    This production sounds amazing. Fingers crossed !

  80. Jayne

    Oooh count me in please

  81. Put my name in the hat please

  82. Sheri Darby

    I would love to see this

  83. Bridget A

    Read this fantastic play at school and loved it! Would be fab to see the play.

  84. What a fab prize – I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed!

  85. Natalie Gillham

    Great competition thanks 🙂 x

  86. david cavender

    Great prize-would love to go

  87. donna jones

    great giveaway

  88. corina cullen


  89. Jacqueline

    Pick me, Pick me 🙂 would love to go.

  90. Jackie Doyle

    Great cast – would love to see the story come to live on stage.

  91. Adrian Clarke

    Oh hel yer!

  92. Sophie Balderson

    Ok so…I NEED to see this. It’s not a want it’s a NEED. Help!

  93. David Allen

    Such a nice theatre to see productions – The Southbank is fab 😉

  94. c tindale

    Great prize!!!!!!

  95. Alexander Jones

    Looks like a great play, would love to see it.

  96. Jennifer Baker

    Brilliant prize.. fingers crossed x

  97. Paul Stephens

    Excellent prize.

  98. Fran Light

    I’d love to win as I love going to the theatre but I honestly can’t remember the last time I actually did 🙁

  99. amy collinson

    I would love to go back to the national theatre..I went once as a child and found it so magical. 🙂

  100. Sarah Cooper

    Would love to see this play.

  101. rachel richardson

    Please pick me, this looks fantastic!

  102. K McGuinness

    Would love to see!

  103. Deborah Wheeler

    Would love to win these tickets

  104. Paula Readings

    I saw the film years ago, It had a bitter sweet effect on me then, It would be good to see how the play compares to the film.

  105. Pedro Ferrao

    What amazing opportunity!!

  106. AMy Beckett

    Wow yes please

  107. Rachel Craig

    Great story.

  108. lesley styles


  109. cathyj

    ooooo sounds brill

  110. Debbie M

    A great play with my favourite actress, Lesley Sharp.

  111. Heather McPherson