Shelagh Delaney, born 25 November 1938, brought a fresh and spirited voice to the 1950's theatre scene; female, teenager, northern and working class she defied those attempted to pigeon hole her.  Her first play A Taste Of Honey was directed by the renowned Joan Littlewood which was performed at the Theatre, Stratford it later transferred to the West End and then into a film.


The 1950's was the start of theatre changing bring us the cultural revolution that was 'Kithchen sink drama' theatre that was much more accessible to the working class.

Salford Arts Theatre