Headshot Sian FiddimoreI have been inspired on very few occasions but the recent production of A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delancey at the Royal Lyceum Theatre this month is simply magical.

Such a rich and engaging play written at the tender age of 18 shows that this young playwright must have experienced many life changing events that fuelled her creative mind to write such an inspirational social commentary with deep characterisations.

The words resonate as freshly today – 55 years later – although the behaviour and attitudes may have become more tolerant in society for some of the issues – teenage pregnancy, mixed race relationships, homosexuality – I believe the underlying issues still remain for many experiencing unemployment, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and child neglect.

As I said before, it is a joy to perform great words and the cast showed their enthusiasm for the script with wonderful performances and I am in awe of Lucy Black who portrayed Helen, the hedonistic mother desperately seeking love and validation in her own life.

I am so inspired I may just go and see this production again before the run ends on 19 February 2013.

Don’t miss it!

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