A Taste of Honey at The Marlowe Theatre

Shelagh Delaney was only 19 when she wrote A Taste of Honey, first staged in 1958. She’d been to see a dull play in Manchester by Terence Rattigan and felt she could do better. She sent it to Joan Littlewood, along with a note explaining that she was something of a theatre novice, but hadContinue reading “A Taste of Honey at The Marlowe Theatre”

Saint George and the Dragon

We’re greeted by a woollen cape clad, long haired man spouting rhyming poetry over a beating drum. He talks of his vision of an England as home, a land belonging to all. Safe, free, fair and dun filled. Those days are long gone. But George, soon to become Saint George, is here to save us.Continue reading “Saint George and the Dragon”


The words ‘rave reviews’ are often bandied around as marketing draws, but in the case of the National Theatre’s LOVE, the feedback has indeed been exceptional. I had high expectations as I nestled into the Dorfman, the smallest of the theatres, a few days before Christmas. This may be a play set in the festiveContinue reading “LOVE”