Theatre Workshop


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Performance of text Shelagh Delaney
SD 's first play, A Taste of Honey, opened at the Theatre Royal , Stratford East, in London's East End, produced by Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Workshop .
Delaney, Shelagh. A Taste of Honey. Methuen, 1959.
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
Author summary Shelagh Delaney
In the late 1950s Shelagh Delaney enjoyed a shortlived burst of success when her first play, A Taste of Honey, was produced by Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Workshop . She was then considered one...
Publishing Shelagh Delaney
SD decided to submit her script to Joan Littlewood after reading a newspaper report about a conflict between Littlewood's Theatre Workshop and the Lord Chamberlain. Her script was accepted immediately by Theatre Workshop
“Meeting Shelagh Delaney”. Times, p. 12.


2 February 1953
Theatre Workshop (founded in 1945 in the north of England) opened at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East (in the East End of London), under the direction of Joan Littlewood .
March 1963
The musicalOh What a Lovely War opened at Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Royal, Stratford East . It transferred to Wyndham's in the West End on 29 June, and went on to become a landmark hit.
September 1964
Liverpool city council provided a grant for the founding of the Everyman Theatre , which became a centre for popular culture and radical play-writing.