Department of Theatre

Photo from production A Taste of Honey two women sitting on couch

A Taste of Honey poster image with title

(Photo credit:  l to r Nanouri Winchester as Jo and Meghan McDonald as Helen from UNCW production of Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey. Photo by Megan Morley)


Digital playbill (ADA pdf)

A Taste of Honey

By Shelagh Delaney
Directed by Ed Wagenseller
September 23-26 and September 30-October 3, 2021
8:00 pm Thurs.-Sat.
2:00 pm Sun.

Mainstage Theatre
Cultural Arts Building

All performances will be livestreamed on Broadway on Demand (BOD) in addition to the F2F performances. Ticket information below.

Written by 18-year-old playwright Shelagh Delaney, A Taste of Honey is a slice-of-life classic that exposed postwar British audiences to the struggles of working-class women.  Set around the docks of Salford Northern England in 1958, the play depicts an unmarried pregnant woman cohabiting with a gay man after an interracial affair. Delaney shows the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in the face of massive deprivation and hopelessness. The play had a profound and long-lasting impact on British popular culture and blazed the trail for northern working-class “kitchen sink” drama.

Ticket Prices (all ticket prices include sales tax.)

$15 General Admission
$12 UNCW Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$12 Seniors
$6 Students/Children

Face coverings required.

Purchase F2F Tickets here

Kenan Box Office: 910.962.3500
Kenan Auditiorium Box office hours: Tue-Thur. 12:00-4:00

Day of show tickets (if available) can also be purchased one hour prior to curtain at the Cultural Arts Building box office

Purchase Livestream tickets here

Video information about how to purchase tickets at BOD

Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by calling 910.962.3500 at least 2 business days prior to the event. UNCW is an EEO/AA institution. Questions regarding UNCW’s Tile IX compliance should be directed to