Film: A Taste of Honey (Cert 12)

Friday 5th July at 7.30pm

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Shelagh Delaney’s play A Taste of Honey had already played in the West End and on Broadway when Tony Richardson made his film adaptation, shot on location in Salford, Blackpool and of course Stockport.

Rita Tushingham made her indelible screen debut as Jo, a young girl who falls pregnant after leaving home and her mother played by Dora Bryan who gives a revelatory performance in the role.

Jo befriends Geoff, a gentle kind hearted gay man, and they move in together like two children playing house, for a while finding an innocent but fragile happiness.

Richardson, always skilled with actors, draws fine performances from his entire cast and A Taste of Honey remains an outstanding example of the British New Wave shot by its star cinematographer Walter Lassally.

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